Lower School

Physical Education

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) ​is at the core of Lower School Physical Education.  The curriculum embraces the five core values of the Lower School,along with the five core competencies of SEL.​ Through the practice of movement patterns, motor skills, and fitness concepts, girls develop an awareness and ​acceptance of self and others in a physical setting.  Students acquire self-management, ​critical thinking, collaboration and relationship skills​creativity, and an appreciation for lifelong activity in a positive and challenging learning environment.


The Friday Sports Programs offers students in classes K-IV a gymnastics program tailored to their age group. The program meets at the end of the regular Friday school day from 2:15-3:00p.m. The gymnastics program is for girls of all abilities; the only requirement is an interest in learning more about the sport. This program is taught by members of the Physical Education Department.  
The Brearley School
610 East 83rd Street | 590 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
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