Department Chair: Lisa Logsdon, (505) 828-3127
The physical education department promotes “joy of effort” in all physical activities. With an emphasis on skill development, team and individual sports, and personal physical fitness as well as mental, social, and emotional development, we aim to create lifelong healthy habits.
The sixth-grade program focuses on development of basic skills like throwing and catching, while seventh graders focus on honing sport-specific skills for Academy interscholastic teams. Beginning in eighth grade, students create physical fitness goals around dynamic stretching, cardio, and calisthenics. With this base, starting in 10th grade, students can select one of several PE options: weight training, yoga, tai chi, dance, or outdoor education classes.