P.E. is a central component of the health and wellness program at CRS. Students grow from learning about controlling their bodies in space in PreK/K to competing on team sports in middle school. Through developmentally-appropriate situations, students are challenged and gain the tools needed to succeed at CRS and elsewhere. In Grades PreK - 3, students have three P.E. classes each week; students in Grades 4 - 6 have two P.E. classes weekly and may also participate in our after-school athletics program; and 7th and 8th grade students are required to participate in at least two seasons of after-school athletics.

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  • Prek/K

    The focus of P.E. in PreK and Kindergarten is on spatial awareness (personal and general space), locomotor movements, non-locomotor movements, fine and gross motor movements, manipulative skills, body part identification, moving in different directions, levels, speeds, efforts, and pathways. All of these concepts are integrated into our P.E. program through fun and challenging games and activities. Students will explore jump ropes, hoops, the parachute, and a multitude of different equipment and apparatuses.
  • Grades 1-2

    Students in 1st and 2nd grade continue building fundamental movement concepts that they learned in PreK and Kindergarten through scaffolding. They are also introduced to cooperative activities and games which require students to start working together towards common goals. Students also begin playing new, non-competitive sports and games and take part in gymnastics, tumbling, creative movements, group dance, tag games, and rope jumping.
  • Grade 3

    Students in 3rd grade continue to develop their skills and movements, and focus on mastery of their fundamental movements. During this year, they also begin lead-up activities for team sports and games, and learn more about physical fitness, human anatomy, healthy eating, social and emotional health, and the value of an active lifestyle.
  • Grades 4-6

    In Grades 4-6, students begin transferring the skills, movements, and body awareness that they have learned into team sports and activities. They learn the rules for a variety of games and sports, and are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones though leadership roles on teams. Sixth graders undergo physical fitness assessments and learn about the importance of developing lifelong healthy movement habits, healthy relationships, social and emotional well-being, and making confident and thoughtful choices.

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  • Photo of Billy Beauzile

    Billy Beauzile 

    PreK - 3 PE Teacher and Athletics Assistant
  • Photo of Paul Rupprecht

    Paul Rupprecht 

    Athletic Director
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

Charles River School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or 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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.