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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Physical Education, Health

Physical Education - 6th, 7th and 8th

The Physical Education program at Bala Cynwyd Middle School is focused on maintaining and improving the fitness of all our students. Through carefully designed and coordinated lessons, the components of health and skill related fitness are assessed for each student. It is our goal for students to experience a (1) wide variety of activities, (2) enjoy their physical education experience, and (3) leave Bala Cynwyd with the knowledge and skills to incorporate fitness into everyday life.


The health education program at Bala Cynwyd Middle School is a coordinated, planned, and sequential curriculum in which each lesson builds upon the previous lesson. It is designed to influence positively the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of all our students. State and national standards are evaluated by using informal and formal assessments. The students are armed with the knowledge and skills to assist them in making healthy choices. Areas of study include decision making, nutrition, substance abuse, disease control and prevention, first aid, puberty, anatomy, relationships, dating, birth control, abstinence, pregnancy, labor childbirth, sexually transmitted diseases, drug use, stress management, nutrition, and eating disorders. It is our goal to empower the students with knowledge and skills to confidently live a healthy life style as they mature through their adolescent years. When examining their own health, students will become aware of not only the physical component of health but also the mental/emotional and social side. By keeping these three areas in balance, students will be on a path toward living a healthy lifestyle.