CDS students attend physical education every day. The program stresses fitness, skill development, and sportsmanship. Students in Toddlers through First Grade engage in non-competitive athletic activities, and the degree to which students compete increases with age. No matter what the grade level, PE is about having fun, being a good sport, fostering wellness, and leading a healthy and active life. Coach Ryan Lancaster has been awarded the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award for his work in the classroom and beyond.