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The physical education staff promotes fitness and conditioning, stress release activities, the advancement of teamwork and strategy, the relation of mind/body concepts, the importance of lifetime sports and fitness, and an awareness of outside professional sports and activities.
All students are required by New York State regulations to take at least three periods of physical education per week beginning in the second week of school. Extended absences from gym classes will be excused only by a letter from a physician.
When a boy is not well enough to attend P.E. class but is well enough to attend his academic classes, he should be sent to school with a note from a parent explaining that he should be excused from P.E. class for that day. A boy may be excused by a parent two days in a row, but after that a doctor’s note is required. If a boy skips a class, this will be regarded as a cut, which will lower his grade for the trimester. Three cuts in any one trimester will result in a failing grade in physical education for that trimester.
Soccer: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School
Cross Country: Varsity
Basketball: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School
Baseball: Varsity and Middle School
Tennis: Varsity and Middle School
Fencing: through Interschool at Chapin
Additionally, Browning offers two outside opportunities for boys who are interested in learning to play squash or row. The Browning P.E. department
administers the squash program, and practices take place three days a week at the nearby Sports Club LA. Browning’s rowing program is run in coordination with the New York Rowing Association.