Physical education is an essential part of a child’s education. Engaging in physical activity both individually and in a team setting helps students to build a healthy lifestyle, develop character, improve communication skills, and do better in class.

We have dedicated physical education specialist teachers who provide an integrated program for our students. INTL students also have the opportunity to participate in organized team sports and to compete in local leagues. 

Competitive Team Sports

INTL offers a growing competitive sports program. The merger with Alto International School will allow INTL to offer an even wider variety of sports programs. Alto’s program for middle and high school students currently includes girls volleyball, basketball, cross country running, soccer, and tennis. INTL already has a competitive soccer/futsal (indoor soccer) team for students in grades 4-8 and a competitive basketball team for 1st–8th grade students. The exact offering for the 2020-2021 school year has yet to be determined.

high school sports

For high school students, INTL will offer a physical education program that will meet both the IB and the California requirements for PE. Students are required to participate in sports either in or out of school for at least a portion of each school year. In the Diploma Programme in grades 11 and 12, participation on a sports team counts towards the Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) requirements.
INTL has a competitive soccer/futsal team for 4th–8th grade students and a competitive basketball team for 1st–8th grade students.

physical activity develops character and improves communication skills