Physical Education

The Physical Education curriculum and instruction focuses on the development of strength, stamina, agility, and flexibility through daily PE classes. Students in kindergarten and first grade partake in the motor lab to develop sensory skills and build a foundation for both future physical education and academic proficiency. Beginning in second grade, individual and team sports skills are acquired through units of study including volleyball, basketball, football, baseball/softball, track and field, and a variety of games and activities such as badminton, pickleball, Frisbee golf, ultimate frisbee, and capture the flag. An integral part of the PE program is the focus on social-emotional growth. Curriculum and instruction endeavor to develop proper sportsmanship and respect for all in an enjoyable setting. Students learn how to “win with dignity and lose with grace” and to collaborate with others to achieve a common goal. They also benefit from opportunities to develop leadership and group skills during games and activities.

In addition to the regular PE classes, students in grades 4-6 may choose to participate in team sports. Although optional, students are encouraged to participate in flag football, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, and/or track and field. The program consists of smaller teams with fewer players to promote maximum playing time and skill development. This after school athletics program embodies our Statement of Philosophy while interacting with peers at other schools, and our students are instilled with the importance of showing respect at away games and being gracious hosts while at home. While winning is a goal, it is never at the expense of proper sportsmanship, our values, and respect for our opponents and officials.

After-School Sports

In grade 6, students participate in an inter-scholastic league. Flag football, basketball, and volleyball are played with other local independent schools.

Sports are available for both boys and girls consisting of multiple teams so that every child has the opportunity to play. The after school sports program emphasizes participation, good sportsmanship, teamwork and fun.

Secondary School Program

Physical Education is a vital and integral part of the Oakwood educational program.  Teaching students the value of staying physically active and developing their sports skills for present and future leisure pursuits is important.

Our program provides the physical activity and developmental learning experience appropriate for the growth and maturation of our students.  Regular physical activity stimulates the development of cardiovascular function, muscular strength and endurance.  Additionally, the Oakwood program provides benefits which contribute to a sense of well-being and support academic achievement.

Middle School

The middle school curriculum activities are planned with the knowledge that this age group is in transition, including the onset of puberty and the early stages of adolescence.

Since this group of students is active and curious, the program includes a variety of opportunities and serves as a period of exploration to enable students to make wise selections of activities when they move into the high school program.

Secondary School Curriculum

Middle School

Physical Education Exploration & Dance:

- Yoga
- Pilates
- Break Dancing
- Soccer
- Basketball
- Fitness for Life
- Evasive Games
- Softball
- Project Adventure
- Dances of the Ages

Team Sports

- Flag Football
- Cross Country (Coed)
- Basketball (Girls/Boys)
- Soccer (Girls/Boys)
- Volleyball (Girls/Boys)
- Track & Field (Coed)

High School

Physical Education Exploration:

- Ultimate Frisbee
- Flag Football
- Soccer
- Basketball
- Archery
- Paddle Tennis
- Fitness for Life
- Badminton
- Floor Hockey
- Capture the Flag

After School Sports:

- Volleyball (Girls/Boys)
- Tennis (Girls/Boys)
- Cross Country (Girls/Boys)
- Equestrian
- Soccer (Girls/Boys)
- Basketball (Girls/Boys)
- Softball
- Track & Field (Girls/Boys)


Dance provides the students with an opportunity to use his or her body as a means of self-expression.  Dance develops strength, endurance, flexibility, as well as creativity and cooperation.


- hip-hop
- jazz dance
- Latin jazz dance
- Pilates with stability ball


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Oakwood Secondary Campus 818-732-3000
Oakwood Elementary Campus 818-732-3500

The Oakwood School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs