Physical + Health Education

The philosophy of the Physical Education program is to develop positive self-concept through a variety of movement activities and games.  Additionally, the importance of cooperation, effort, preparation, and knowledge are emphasized while developing physical skills.  Through a sound Physical Education program, students will be able to develop strategies to help them appreciate the significance of lifetime activities.

Physical Education is required of all students at MacDuffie.  Participation in a competitive MacDuffie team sport meets this requirement during that particular season.  Students must pass Physical Education each year in order to graduate.

Please note: Any student enrolled at MacDuffie prior to Grade 11 is required to take one semester of Health in the Upper School.

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Neil Domer-Shank

Assistant Athletic Director; Head Baseball Coach; Physical Education Teacher

B.A., The College of Wooster
M.S., Ohio University

Neil Domer-Shank joined the MacDuffie athletic department staff in 2019, serving as the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach, teaching physical education classes, and working with student leadership development. “Coach D” spent the last 6 years in a similar role at The Master’s School, and before that was a Youth and Family Services/Camps Director in the Greater Hartford YMCA.…

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Meirion George

Athletic Director; P.E. + Health Teacher; Director of Soccer and Girls’ Varsity Soccer Head Coach

B.A., Canterbury Christ Church University, England
Post Grad Certified in Education, Bedford College of Higher Education, England
M.Phil., Canterbury Christ Church University, England