God grants us the intellect to know, to care for and to protect the
body that houses His image. For students, this is learned when schools
promote and model lifetime wellness by teaching health concepts and
physical fitness activities. As such, physical education needs to be an
integral part of a holistic Catholic educational process.
Physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle need to be everyday
priorities. Evidence based research strongly supports improved student
academic outcomes when health, P.E. and wellness strategies are
utilized in the school setting. Each promotes the development of
confidence, dignity and respect for self and others. Within our Mission,
we will reinforce Christian values that will promote life-long health and
physical and spiritual fitness.
Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools