Welcome to Personal, Social and Physical Education by Coach Hugo Medina

PSPE Classes from:
  • PYP 5th to 6th grade
  • DP 8th to 12th grade
The aim of the Personal, Social and Physical Education is to provide students with the concepts, knowledge, understanding, and skills to maintain physical health throughout their lives. Our intention is to enhance appreciation of the importance of physical well-being and that it's intrinsucally linked to all aspects of a student's experience at school and beyond. It encompasses physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social health and development, and also contributes to an understanding of self, to developing and maintaining relationships with others, and to participation in an active, healthy lifestyle.
In Boston School International, physical education is more than just student participation in sports and games. Its purpose is to be to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth; to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term healthy living; and to understand the cultural significance of physical activities for individuals and communities. We also implement agency so students have the power to take meaningful and intentional actions in their learning.
Throughout all grades, our main focus is to help students flourish and progress in the important aspects of their physical development:
  • Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance
  • Speed
  • Strength

Teaching approach in PS-PE 

We implement AGENCY so students have the power to take meaningful and intentional
action. This consists of acknowledging individual rights and responsibilities,
supporting voice, choice, and ownership for everyone in the learning community.

The Learner Profile in Action in PE

The IB often stresses the importance of developing "Internationally Minded" students in
order to help create a better and more peaceful world. The PYP Learner profile is an
excellent way to address this vision and PE presents ample opportunities to help
develop these skills and traits within our students.

Leader in me in PS-PE

The Framework provides a unique approach to integrating highly effective practices
throughout a school's culture. Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader
in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure

Facilitate the learning process and a happy environment, through the implementation of AGENCY and LIM, where the educational community has a voice, choice and a sense of belonging to provide the conditions where the student can build and fix their learning through their own context supporting in the IB learning profiles for the development of an international mentality and IB program of Personal, Social and Physical Education
Professional experience:
  • 6 years of experience as IB teacher of Physical Education / Youth Science Training Specialist. More than 800 students trained in PE
  • 6 years of experience as Swimming coach / Youth specialist / Certified by International Red Cross- More than 800 students trained in Swimming
  • 16 years of Experience as a Karate Instructor 4th DAN / Certified by the Japan Karate Association- More than 1000 students trained in Karate-do & Karate World Champion in Japan 2015
  • 16 years of experience as coach of Football-Soccer / Specialist in children and youth
  • 6 years of experience as Flag Footbal Coach / Youth specialist
  • NLP Coach / Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Mindfulness coach