Physical Education Program

At Pear Tree Elementary, your child will receive 1 hour of physical education every day. That’s 5 hours per week!

Our Physical Education Program is directly tied to our whole-child education approach.

In fact, through our daily Physical Education Program we develop your child’s academic, social-emotional and physical abilities.


Benefits of Pear Tree's Daily Fitness Program

  • Physical Benefits
    • Improved physical fitness
    • Skill and motor skills development
  • Academic Benefits
    • Subject integration (science, math, social studies)
    • Through sports, we study about physiology, psychology, nutrition, problem solving, and strategy
    • Exercise helps to strengthen and stimulate your brain. Increased fitness = improved academics

    What is more, research has proven that children who are more active at school, continue to be more active outside of school, for life!

  • Socio-Emotional Benefits
    • Teaches self discipline
    • Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness
    • Influence moral development, leadership, cooperate with others
    • Stress reduction – an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety
    • Strengthened peer relationships
    • Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Respect – for your body, classmates and teammates
    • Experience in setting goals

Pear Tree Elementary offers a diverse range of sports and activities, many of which are not offered at any other private school, including:

  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Cross country
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Martial arts
  • Orienteering
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water-based activities (e.g. kayaking, sailing)
  • Yoga
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Our Sports Facilities

Pear Tree Elementary is an urban school in the heart of beautiful Kitsilano!

While most families are expecting to see a big, old dingy sports gym, like they would at most public or private schools, Pear Tree Elementary students benefit from top-notch, professional sports facilities – above and beyond those of any private school!

Don’t believe us? See for yourself below!

  • Our Gymnasium at St. James Community Centre Our Tennis courts at Tatlow Park
  • Our Yoga Studio at Yoga Buttons Our Swimming Pool at UBC Aquatic Centre
  • Our Martial Arts Studio (downstairs!) Our Volleyball Court at Kits Beach
  • Our Gymnasium at St. James Community Centre
  • Our Yoga Studio at Yoga Buttons
  • Our Martial Arts Studio (downstairs!)
  • Our Tennis courts at Tatlow Park
  • Our Volleyball Court at Kits Beach
  • Our Swimming Pool at UBC Aquatic Centre

Pear Tree Elementary,
215-2678 West Broadway,
Vancouver, B.C.,
V6K 2G3

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