Physical exercise and education are an important element in Creative Arts' program. In the lower grades, classroom teachers regularly organize games and exercise with their students during time spent “on the yard” throughout the day. In addition, students meet with our physical education teacher weekly for exercising, sports, and games.
At the middle school level, students receive physical education two days each week. Students receive direct instruction and modeling in many competitive and non-competitive games and activities, such as jump rope, hula hoop, track, volleyball, basketball, softball, tether ball, futsal, kickball, soccer, and “capture the flag.” Grades are given for participation and not athletic ability.
In the 5th grade and above, students are also encouraged to participate at no cost in Creative Arts' competitive sports teams. In fall, students compete in cross country and volleyball. Winter features basketball and cheerleading, while spring teams include futsal (indoor soccer) and softball. All interested students are placed on a team that best fits their level of play, and practices are held two days each week. Most equipment is provided.
Creative Arts participates in the San Francisco Athletic League, a collective formed by athletic directors from K-8 programs throughout the city. We are excited to partner with Gateway Middle School to field teams in each of the offered sports. Teachers, parents, and alumni volunteers coach Creative Arts' teams.
Sports are also showcased each season through the Creative Arts community tradition of hosting students vs. staff basketball and futsal games.