Elementary students in Mesa Public Schools are guaranteed quality instruction in a nationally recognized elementary physical education program.  Highly qualified state certified elementary physical education specialists provide instruction based on a district approved curriculum that includes a sequence of developmentally appropriate activities for students in grades K-6.

Each elementary school is supplied with ample equipment to provide individualized instruction. Elementary physical education specialists participate monthly in professional development training sessions that focus on child-sensitive and positive methods of classroom management, integration of cross-curricular academic skills, teaching strategies that promote physical activity, and precautions necessary for providing a safe environment for student participation.


No Child is Left Behind in Mesa's Elementary Physical Education Program. All children are provided the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become competent consumers of daily physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices.

Paul Soriano


  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • Walk on Challenge (5th Grade)
  • Turkey Trot

The Elementary School Physical Education Program emphasizes health and wellness values with lifetime physical activities and sport related skill development. The sequenced curriculum activities include units by developmental levels rather than grade levels. Three different developmental curricula are offered for grades K-6.