Physical Education

Physical education is an integral part of the total education process. The goal of physical education at Kent Place is to develop physically-educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. The KPS Physical Education curriculum references the standards and guidelines as described by the, Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).

Physical activity includes any movement that substantially increases energy expenditure and produces contraction of skeletal muscle. Programs including athletics, recess and intramural sports involve physical activity, but serve a different purpose.

Physical education provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to establish and sustain physical activity as a key component of their lifestyle throughout their lifetime. The KPS physical education curriculum provides students with essential skills and knowledge through a broad and thorough curriculum that is sequential, innovative and age appropriate.

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Meet the Department

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Michelle Stevenson

    Mrs. Michelle Stevenson 

    Department Chair Health, Wellness & Physical Ed / Coach
    Bio
  • Photo of Elisabeth Benthien

    Mrs. Elisabeth Benthien 

    Physical Education Teacher/Coach
    Bio
  • Photo of Sheila Dunne

    Ms. Sheila Dunne 

    Physical Education Teacher/Coach
    Bio
  • Photo of Philip Wolstenholme

    Mr. Philip Wolstenholme 

    MS Physical Education
    Bio
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.