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The Cushman School

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Physical Education

The Cushman School's Physical Education Program is one that has been recognized and awarded as being outstanding among schools in Dade County. All students attend PE on a regular basis and they enjoy yoga at least once a week. Our PE curriculum focuses on building sportsmanship, flexibility, muscle strength, endurance and agility. They acquire the skills and learn the rules needed to confidently participate in both individual and group sports. Our aim is to develop students' healthy life-styles coupled with a love for a life-long engagement in sports.

Blue & White Days are celebratory highlights of Cushman’s unique PE program during which teams compete monthly and await the end-of-school-year announcement of the team that acquired the most points. This competition invites parents to participate on certain days and is a favorite among Cushman families.

Cushman Partners with Special Olympics
Athletes from the Special Olympics join us each year to participate with Middle School students in the school’s unique Blue & White Day event.

“Including the Special Olympians has really added to the concept of teamwork,” explains Cushman’s Director of Athletics, Pablo Gentile. “The participants must work together to accomplish the tasks.” This year, that task was a comprehensive obstacle course complete with 200-lbs. tires and 4-foot wall; the course was designed and set up by the Focused Movement Academy (FMA) especially for the event. The Cushman School has enjoyed a partnership with the Special Olympics for three years now and looks forward to continuing this annual tradition on their campus.