Physical Education Program


At. St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, we believe all students should have the opportunity to develop their mental and physical potential. Physical education is a paramount phase of the total education plan for our students. Proper planning that includes broad goals with specific objectives subject to regular evaluation will facilitate the total growth of each student.

In addition, the National Standards as well as the New York State Learning Standard for physical education will be incorporated to enhance our students levels of performance.


Program Overview:
Our program is designed to develop the students from preschool through high school so that, upon graduation they may lead a healthy, active lifestyle. The program emphasizes physical fitness, motor development and sports skills, as well as individual and team activities.

The highlight of the program is the Annual Physical Education & Sports Demonstration (gym show) held every March. Students from preschool – high school participate in various activities in the show, which is performed for the entire school population and parents. Activities cover selected aspects of the curriculum from juggling and parachute to tumbling and ball skills.

Student of the Month 2014-2015

St. Mary's School for the Deaf

Physical Education Department



Cole Rogers

Cole Rodgers was selected as our December’s student of the month and the last student to be given this award in 2014.  Cole is always prepared for class and continues to participate to the best of his ability. He follows directions and does what is expected of him. Cole is preparing to graduate from our SMSD physical education program this spring and this will be the final time that Cole is honored as student of the month.  We are very proud of Cole for everything that he has accomplished in physical education this month as well as during his time as a student here.   


PE Schedule 2013-2014

PE Grading Rubric

The Presidents Challenge - Physical Fitness Test

Infirmary Physical Examination Form 
ESDAA Medical Form
Bosco the Bison is located in the Gallagher Gym and serves as a mascot for our athletic teams & school!