Movement is a vital component in brain development and is, therefore, inherent in the Montessori environment. In addition to the movement activities in the classroom (such as walking on the line), all students participate in Physical Education classes. Through interaction with classmates and instruction from the PE teacher, children have a lot of fun developing their bodies and social skills. Students 2-5 years old have no focus on competition, while for Elementary aged students, developing healthy competition skills and good sportsmanship is important.
MSM has a large soccer field, an outdoor Sports Court with basketball nets, and an indoor physical education space in the Multi-Purpose room. Toddler and Primary students work on large motor skills, balance and coordination, and very basic ball handling and sports skills. Older children receive instruction on a variety of sports, and many other skills are explored through various tumbling and sports equipment. Students also learn yoga, stretching, calisthenics, and nutrition. The annual Field Day for grades K-6 is held in May.