The Pennsylvania State Board of Education requires that students in grades K-12 receive planned instruction aligned with our state's health and physical education standards.
The first goal of Baden Academy weekly physical education classes, often called "PE," is to make students aware of the many benefits of good health and leading an active lifestyle, and to encourage them to appreciate all the amazing things their bodies are capable of doing.
As students grow through the PE program, they learn to understand basic needs such as good nutrition and proper hygiene and the basics of how their muscles, bones, and organs work together. They are pushed to develop new skills and learn new activities, but they are also expected to be reliable, empathetic team players and see the importance of camaraderie and good sportsmanship.
Through our PE programming, students also have the opportunity to participate in the Pittsburgh's unique "Kids of Steel" running program, which culminates in taking part in the city's Great Race Family Event.