Health and Physical Education

The Health and Physical education classes at Forest Ridge aim to provide our students with a wholistic understanding of the importance of personal health and wellness issues, basic knowledge of sports and recreational activities and a foundation that promotes and encourages an active lifestyle.  

Health class is designed to provide information needed to make important decisions about health, wellness, and individual lifestyle choices. Middle school health topics include CPR, healthy relationships, sexual education, brain anatomy and development, and disease prevention. Upper school topics covered include social/emotional health, nutrition, substance abuse, body image, healthy relationships, sexual health and first-aid. Emphasis is on self-advocation and assuming responsibility for one’s own health.  

The physical education classes are developmentally tiered and take into account varied skill levels with a focus on effort, improvement, participation and skill building. We encourage teamwork, self-discipline, perseverance, resilience, and sportsmanship. 

click here to view our ravens sports teams

Middle School: 5th-8th Grade

Upper School: 9th-12th Grade

Graduation Requirement: 1.5 bins Health and 4.5 bins PE

Students can earn 1.5 bins of Physical Education credit each year through activities offered outside of the school day. Approval to receive credit must be obtained in advance from the Academic Dean in conjunction with the sponsoring coach (on or off campus) or adult supervisor of the activity.

*Course offerings are based on student interest and minimum enrollment requirements; therefore, some classes listed may not be offered every school year.