The Lower School Physical Education program is designed to develop both physical potential and positive social interaction at each grade level. Beginning in the kindergarten and continuing through the Lower School each student is encouraged to participate fully and try new skills. The students learn to listen, follow teacher direction and cooperate with their peers as they experience the enjoyment and benefits of physical activity. The girls start with the practice and refinement of locomotor skills such as skipping, galloping and running and learn movement efficiency and body control. They progress to more advanced physical movement through participation in cooperative and musical games, physical fitness challenges, tumbling, introduction to a wide variety of sports skills, and age appropriate recreational games and competitive team play. Each student in kindergarten through fifth grade in Lower School experiences a unit of creative movement and dance taught by a professional dance teacher.