Physical Education & Athletics
Mt. Tamalpais School’s physical education program is, in a word, fun. But it’s also a carefully thought-out developmental program that builds physical fitness and athletic skills from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Starting with P.E. five times a week in the lower school, every child develops the skills and aptitude for lifelong fitness. Team sports complement the P.E. program beginning in the 3rd grade, and offer students the experience of healthy competition in a safe, nurturing environment.
Lessons are designed to promote a positive self-image, while reinforcing the concepts of sportsmanship and fair play. Stretching and endurance exercises are part of daily P.E. classes at every grade level. The K–3 curriculum emphasizes motor skills. The 4–8 curriculum focuses on individual, partner, and team sports. Skills are taught progressively, and each year students are introduced to new activities and equipment to enhance learning.
The athletic facilities include a large gymnasium with two permanent and two portable basketball hoops, a volleyball court, and a premier climbing wall. The outdoor space features a large multi-use field with a regulation running long jump pit, a blacktop area with a full basketball court, and a state-of-the-art play structure.