Maria Montessori recognized that the development of motor skills is an essential bridge to understanding basic language and mathematical concepts. At MSNV, mind and body coordination are integrated and the spacious classrooms allow children to be physically active. Outside, carefully planned and constructed play areas provide room for vigorous physical play. Our physical education goal for the Elementary child is to be an active, happy participant while developing fitness and skills in a program that fosters good human relationships. A variety of strategies and activities are used to accommodate the diversity of skill levels. Safety, fun and good sportsmanship are emphasized.