Nichols School strongly believes that the students’ educational experience should include daily physical activity. Nichols is proud of the fact that all 5th and 6th grade Middle School students participate in a well-rounded physical education program that introduces and exposes them to a variety of sports and activities. The 7th and 8th grade students further develop these experiences though participation on the many individual and/or team sports programs in which Nichols is involved. Through these experiences, we believe a student develops strong character, a solid work ethic and a desire to compete.
The Middle School Physical Education program is designed to build students’ competence and confidence in physical activity and to lay the foundation for a lifetime of fitness and activity. A supportive, respectful and positive atmosphere – in which each student feels safe taking risks and is challenged at an appropriate level – is established through all physical education activities. Cooperation, sportsmanship and effort are emphasized in the program.