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Physical Education Program Information

Physical Education Philosophy

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 an important part of every students development.  It provides all students with a foundation for a healthy and fulfilling life through activity.  Through an active and safe program students are challenged and provided an opportunity to experience success.  These opportunities promote social skill development and strengthen important character qualities such as TRUST, HONESTY, TEAM WORK, and RESPECT.  These qualities are necessary to become productive members of society. 

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.

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.

student of the month


P.E. Student of the Month

“Alois Ormsby has been selected as Student of the Month. Alois is in our Pre-K class. He has shown tremendous improvement with staying on task, taking turns, following directions and being patient. Alois is very active and keeps us all in great shape!”

Physical Education Department