Physical Education

The district's overarching philosophy toward physical education (P.E.) is for students to experience and understand the short-term and long-term benefits of physical activity and to motivate them to be lifelong movers. Complementary to this philosophy is our fundamental departmental belief that a strong P.E. program must promote inclusion, appropriately challenge students physically and mentally and embrace problem solving through cooperation and teamwork. The basis of this belief comes from our K-12 Project Adventure curriculum. At Gates and as freshmen and sophomores in high school, a student's P.E. experience will include progressive cooperative group challenges, lifelong wellness activities, a hands-on personal fitness experience and various traditional and non-traditional team sports. In grades 11 and 12, students select their own focused P.E. elective which, depending on the elective selected, could include the use of our dynamic adventure education course.

In addition to Physical Education programming during the school day, the following supporting/extension opportunities are also available to enrich student experiences:

  • State of the Movement Studio at Gates Middle School & Scituate H.S. Fitness Center (M-Th, 2:45-4:15pm)
  • School spirit-building physical activity tournaments at the High School


  • Grades 9 – 12: Receive one quarter of P.E. per school year.

Greg Ranieri, Physical Education Department Chairperson
781-545-8759 x23401

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