Because childhood obesity has tripled in the past thirty years, Acorn Montessori Schools has teamed with the Active & Healthy Schools Program. Through the Carol M. White Physical Education Grant, our schools have acquired equipment and our teachers have received training from Dr. Pangrazi, originator of the Active & Healthy Schools Program. Acorn’s P.E. program is designed to be a comprehensive and versatile solution to meeting the federal requirements and improving student health. Acorn’s implementation focuses on three key wellness issues:

– Promoting activity through the school day and beyond
– Teaching good nutrition and eating habits
– Raising sun-safety awareness