Movement / Games

DMS’s movement curriculum supports the healthy development of the whole child from the fantasy world of play in the kindergarten through the introduction of competitive sports in the teenage years, when both body and soul are ready to be challenged. In the lower grades, cooperative games that support the healthy development of relationship to others are emphasized. At all levels, the movement curriculum aims to balance one’s relationship to one’s self, to the surrounding space, and to the other persons involved. The movement curriculum is also integrated with the general curriculum, with high points like the Pentathlon in fifth grade and the Medieval Games in sixth grade allowing for a full body experience of the time periods and themes being studied during main lesson.