Physical Education & Health

The Physical Education program at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi is designed to help young people acquire the skills and self- confidence they need to participate in a wide variety of activities, while in school, and beyond.

The Physical Education program at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi is designed to help young people acquire the skills and self- confidence they need to participate in a wide variety of activities, while in school, and beyond.

The ACS Physical Education program aims to build “physical literacy” as a life-long skill, encouraging students to develop social, mental, and physical skills. They will become confident in their own abilities and respect the differences and similarities among their peers. Every student is a unique individual who learns according to their own level of ability and style of learning.

Physical Education, through its activities and experiences, can and must contribute to the shared goals of education, such as enhancing self- direction, self-esteem, and cooperative behavior.

Healthful living encompasses the social, emotional, and physical development of a student and promotes a philosophy of life-long physical and mental well-being. Healthful living empowers students to make positive choices for their health and well-being through understanding themselves and the physical and social world around them.

The ACS Physical Education, Health and Wellness curriculum is aligned to US-based K12 SHAPE standards, a K12 comprehensive set of learning outcomes for Physical Education and Health.