Physical Education

Physical education (PE) is an important academic subject that teaches students to be physically active, work as a team, and set fitness goals that can last a lifetime. Research shows that the foundational skills that students learn in PE are essential to learning. In New York State, all students must receive PE as a part of their education.

New York City recommends using the NYC K-5 Elementary School Physical Education Scope and Sequence to design developmentally appropriate learning experiences. The Scope and Sequence is aligned to New York State and National PE Learning Standards as well as New York State Social and Emotional Learning Standards. It integrates the SHAPE America Grade Level Outcomes and includes suggested activities from three key resources provided to participants of the Elementary Physical Education Pathway: Physical Best: Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness, Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education and Project Adventure’s Adventure Curriculum for Physical Education, Elementary School.

Questions? Email PEWorks@schools.nyc.gov