Physical Education

We have created an innovative Physical Education program at Yinghua Academy.  We have a beautiful and spacious gym and make full use of the large spaces in Northeast Park.  We teach the “whole child” by emphasizing and practicing “Heart safe, Body safe.”

Learning takes place through participation and being active.  The Physical Education curriculum emphasizes fitness, sportsmanship/kindness, teamwork, cooperation, adventure and leadership.   We strive to make our lessons exciting, challenging and engaging.  Students are encouraged to set goals and work toward personal records.

Fitness skills will start in Kindergarten.  We use the “Fitnessgram” program to evaluate individual fitness levels of students in Grades 4-8.  The curriculum aligns with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE national standards).

Here is a sample of the adventure activities that most Yinghua students experience during the year:

  • Orienteering
  • Roller Skating
  • Cross country skiing
  • Sledding
  • Wheels Week: Bike, in-line skate, skate board, scooter, rip-stick, pedestrian & bike safety
  • Prey & Predator
  • Climbing wall (climbing wall coming in 2015)

For more information on the Yinghua PE program check out our Physical Education page under the Current Families tab.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Chinese Proverb