In the Montessori classroom, teachers develop a complete and well-rounded student. This philosophy is not limited to the classroom, it extends to outdoor curriculum where the instruction of physical education takes place.
Physical education in the elementary level includes the development of physical strength, coordination and grace of movement. Access to an outdoor environment is provided for running, jumping, climbing, swinging, catching, ball games to help elementary students develop locomotor, non-locomotor, and perceptual skills. While participating in these activities the student will also learn the difference between personal space, general space, and spatial awareness. Students also learn how to effectively participate in a team environment by working together to reach a common goal. In addition, they learn sportsmanship and how to deal with both winning and losing in an acceptable way. As they improve their bodies, they also enhance their minds.