The Chelmsford Public Schools offers a comprehensive physical education program in grades PreK-8 and 10-11. The physical education curriculum focuses on a variety of motor skills that are designed to enhance the physical, mental, and social/emotional development of every child. Fitness education and assessments are taught to help students learn, understand, improve and/or maintain their physical well-being. Development of cognitive concepts about motor skill and fitness are an essential part of the physical education curriculum as well. We strive to provide all students with opportunities to improve their emerging social and cooperative skills and gain a multicultural perspective in our physical education courses.
We have an extensive adventure curriculum with indoor climbing walls, indoor ropes, outdoor low ropes, and high ropes courses at our elementary, middle and high school as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center at Chelmsford High School. Additionally, there is an 18-hole disc golf course on the McCarthy Middle School and Chelmsford High School campuses that are utilized in PE classes during the school day and the community outside of the school day.