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Physical Education & Movement

The Hess Academy Curriculum

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Hess Academy is committed to helping children build healthy minds and bodies, and to creating and maintaining a pro-social environment. We provide children with a variety of movement options including, dance, yoga, and play to encourage health, stress management, cognitive development, and emotional regulation. To ensure that they respect themselves and others, students are introduced to coping techniques that focus on compassion and kindness.

Outdoor education plays a prominent role in our physical education program. When outdoors, students experiment in the natural world and develop skills as they have meaningful whole body adventures. These educational experiences connect students with the place they inhabit, their developing sense of self, and the larger community.