MS104 encourages students to be physically active and educates students on the positive impact that exercising has on one’s health. All students in grades six, seven and eight receive physical education once a week for a ninety minute block. The school utilizes its full court gymnasium and outer yard to engage students in a variety of exercise and athletic activities that promote healthy physical activity.
MS04 also increases students’ awareness about issues regarding healthy lifestyles through its health education program. By grade eight, all students will engage in coursework that will address body systems, positive body image, increased knowledge of disease and prevention, and the negative impact drug and alcohol use, and healthy interpersonal relationships.