Active Play and Movement
Additionally, the FITNESSGRAM curriculum is an integral part of the physical education program each year. FITNESSGRAM is a complete battery of health-related fitness items that are scored using criterion-referenced standards. These standards are age and gender specific and are established based on how fit children need to be for good health. One unique feature of this program is that it allows teachers to produce individualized reports for each student in class. The reports provide feedback based on whether the child achieved the criterion-referenced standards for physical activity or fitness. The use of health related criteria helps to minimize comparisons between children and to emphasize personal fitness for health rather than goals based on performance.
The St. Nicholas facility is an open campus with ample space for physical education programs. The campus includes a large field that easily accommodates soccer and other team sports, an elementary-sized gymnasium, a swimming pool, and four custom-designed outdoor play areas that feature a variety of play equipment.