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Physical Education

The Physical Education program at WMS focuses on promoting lifelong enjoyment of physical activity. In both the Primary and Elementary programs, students are taught basic and advanced motor skills as well as various manipulative skills to enhance their grasp on future activities.

Cooperation, fair play, sportsmanship, effective communication and respect are emphasized at all times. In an effort to address the whole child, the P.E. program aims to reinforce the positive effect daily activity has on students' physical, emotional, mental and social health.

In addition to regularly scheduled physical education classes, students can participate in various after-school team sports including soccer, basketball and running club.


Physical Education by Age Group


Physical Education/Health Program Staff

Jill Hallissey

Jill Hallissey
Physical Education Teacher
B.S., Exercise Science &  K-12 Health/Physical Education Certification, Eastern University


Favorite Montessori Moment: My favorite Montessori moments happen frequently throughout each day. What makes Montessori so special and unique is the opportunity for older students to help teach younger students in the same class. The wide variety of ages - especially as it relates to being in PE class - can sometimes be challenging in certain lessons. When I look around the gymnasium and catch a glimpse of a 6-year-old student helping to teach a 4-year-old student how to throw, catch, jump or skip, it truly is something special. Through a Montessori education, students really learn how to be positive leaders and understand the value in helping each other out.