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Open Classroom Preschool students enjoying a rainbow colored parachute with their PE teacher  Penny.

O.C. Preschoolers playing under the parachute with Penny. (2023)

Students committed to improving their physical and mental health through movement and spending time outdoors.

P.E. and the Open Classroom Philosophy

Whole Child Learning at the O.C. also involves trying many different sports and games to:

  • learn how to work with others
  • build strength & coordination
  • practice emotional and physical self-regulation

Learning playground game basics makes it easy to go anywhere and play with anybody.

In addition to regular P.E. classes, we take frequent field trips to recreation centers and offer a variety of after school activities throughout the year.

Students are safer and more confident when wearing appropriate shoes and clothing to PE.

Open Classroom students practicing archery in our gym.

Archery practice in P.E. Also available as an after school course (2021).

A group of young Ultimate Frisbee players posing on a field in blue t-shirts.

The OC Ultimate Frisbee team. (2018)

Five Open Classroom students on the wall of a climbing gym.

Climbing gym field trip (2007).

Penny Davis

Penny Davis

Middle School Teacher

More information:

Penny's Class Disclosure Documents

District Health/P.E. Curriculum Information


Students practicing Long Board on a school playground on a bright day.

Upper students using the long boards on our playground. (2023)

The words "Open Classroom" with a small penguin head in the first o.

Mission: The Open Classroom is a parent-cooperative learning community in which teachers and parents collaborate to educate the whole child and empower lifelong learners.  

Vision: The Open Classroom inspires authentic learning by engaging everyone in dynamic and evolving practices in a welcoming environment.