Studies have shown time and again that exercise and movement are important components of a child’s school day and that it actually improves engagement and retention among students. Bishop Marshall School also believes in the importance of teaching children things like proper stretching, quick thinking, and sportsmanship to name a few. There are units on a wide range of different activities including soccer, golf, frisbee, tennis, hockey, basketball, running, and many more. We also offer competitive fall, winter, and spring sports.
In response to the VT State Board of Education’s spring adoption of the 2014 SHAPE America national standards and grade-level outcomes for physical education, Bishop Marshall School has increased it’s offering of physical education classes for each grade in Pre-K through 8. Each grade has PE at least twice a week for 40 minutes a period.
Andrew Lafrenz is the new Athletics Director at BJAMS beginning in 2022 and he has a long history with exercise and athletics. In charge of running and growing the school’s athletics program full-time, Andrew brings with him a wealth of athletic experience including a master’s degree in physical education from Boston University as well as coaching men’s soccer at Newbury College in Massachusetts, and most recently at NVU- Johnson State College.