Human beings are embodied creatures. There is a reciprocal relationship between mind and body, and, if one intends to give a holistic education, care must be given to provide physical training. The program at HCCS emphasizes the understanding that each of our bodies and physical abilities are a gift from God. All of the truths that are covered in the Theology classes are put into practice as students can see how being made in His Image and Likeness can be practiced. Since it is a gift freely given, we must show gratitude by not neglecting what we have. This is shown through discipline and stewardship.
The joy of movement, the satisfaction of cooperation, the building of self esteem, and excellence are also emphasized. All of these bring us happiness and we give that back to God as thanksgiving for His Gift to us. As a Catholic classical school we take pride in our emphasis on good sportsmanship, and we also celebrate play, which, like joy, is its own end.
The Physical Education Program has three essential components:
• Physical Fitness
HCCS strives to give the students the tools to promote their health and fitness for a lifetime. This is taught progressively through the grades using fitness testing, sports, activities, skills, and rules. Fitness is assessed using the Presidential Challenge twice a year beginning in the First Grade. All of these activities are designed to teach students how to participate in games and sports where they can both lead and be led, subordinating their own role to the good of the team.