The opportunity for physical activity and outdoor experience is a daily part of Seneca Academy’s educational program. Research suggests that physical exercise improves mood and increases learning. Our playground and playing field area provide a wide variety of opportunity for physical challenges. Our physical education curriculum follows the SPARK program, based on the National Standards for Physical Education, and promotes the development of healthy lifestyles, motor skills and movement knowledge, social and interpersonal skills, agility, endurance, strength, and body awareness. The students participate in activities appropriate for their developmental level that may include ball skills, cooperative games, loco-motor challenges, dance, yoga, and more. The study of nutrition and other aspects of healthy lifestyle are also a part of our program. Emphasis is placed on fair play, teamwork, and personal best. In addition, there are several after-school opportunities for students to engage in physical activities such as soccer, field games, and outdoor adventures.