Physical Education at Chandler School
A Chandler education develops the mind, body and spirit of each student. All children participate in a daily P.E. class led by enthusiastic and expert physical education teachers. In a huge variety of P.E. units, student learn fundamentals of fitness, coordination, balance, teamwork, sportsmanship, health and preparation for intramural sports.
Chandler’s athletic facilities include a full-size gymnasium, athletic field, and an outdoor basketball and volleyball court. Swimming, tennis, soccer and flag football are practiced at the Rose Bowl complex, adjacent to Chandler.
K-2 P.E. Program
The kindergarten through grade 2 physical education program is made up of 30 different weekly units. The program exposes students to a huge variety of fun activities and games. All students receive equipment to ensure maximum repetitions and participation.
Students develop loco-motor movements including running, hopping, skipping, jumping, galloping and sliding. These movements are included in all of the units throughout the school year. Students also develop skills in throwing, catching, kicking, striking and goal setting. Goal setting gives students the opportunity to set goals and notice their progress as they practice and improve. All games or activities are one-on-one or two-on-two. Students use all of the skills taught in class in game situations.
3-6 P.E. Program
Thirteen new units are introduced in the physical education program for grades 3 through 6. The program piques students’ interest in a variety of individual and team sports. In individual skill development, students focus on fitness, with daily strength and endurance exercises. Students are required to learn and practice the basic skills of the specific unit individually and then with a partner or a small group.
Games prepare students for competitive sports. Games are conducted in small groups with an emphasis on participation and inclusion. Students become familiar with the skills, rules and sportsmanship required for a successful team. Students provide their own helmet for skateboard, unicycle, inline skate and bicycle.
Grade Six Team Sports
In sixth grade, students practice a variety of team sports through physical education class. They conclude the following sports units with an interscholastic tournament, usually held on a Friday.
• Flag Football (Late October)
• Basketball Early December (alternate years mid-February)
• Soccer Mid-February (alternate years early December)
• Volleyball Late October
• Soccer Early December (alternate years mid-February)
• Basketball Mid-February (alternate years early December)
Grade 6 students may also try out for the competitive league teams in the following co-ed sports:
• Track (early March)
• Swimming (Spring)
• Golf (Spring)
If there are not enough interested students in grades 7/8 to field a competitive league team, grade 6 students may try-out for the 7/8 grade team.
7-8 P.E. Program
The goal for the 7 and 8 grades physical education program is for students to enjoy athletic activities during their Chandler years and beyond. Students have the choice to try-out for the interscholastic team sports program, or participate in intramurals or physical education classes.
Chandler School, 1005 Armada Drive, Pasadena, (626) 795-9314 or visit www.chandlerschool.org.