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 2013-2014

St. Mary's School for the Deaf

Physical Education Department



The Pre-K Class

The physical education staff would like to congratulate the entire Pre-K class for being chosen as students of month.  The children did a wonderful job at following directions when they practiced their different animal loco-motor skills and color identification.   During the gym show, the kids demonstrated excellent behavior as they watched and sat patiently waiting for the opportunity to participate.   Once their group was able to perform they were great at demonstrating what they had learned.  Many people who attended the gym show this year said that the Pre-K class was one of the highlights of the show. We are all so proud of our Pre-K class for their effort this past month.   Congratulations!

                                                                                            March 2014

Hannah Purvis, Julian Clark, Yaindhi Garcia Agustin,  Jenna Puffpaff and  A’Shyia Thomas 

PE Schedule 2013-2014

PE Grading Rubric

The Presidents Challenge - Physical Fitness Test

Infirmary Physical Examination Form 
ESDAA Medical Form
Some of our high school students effectively combined Physical Education and Mathematics! The students used angles and vectors when putting down the discus and shot lines for track practices and meets. The Math department hopes to continue to collaborate with the PE department in the future!
Bosco the Bison is located in the Gallagher Gym and serves as a mascot for our athletic teams & school!