Tee Up In Gym Class

In elementary schools in our community and across the United States, many students are teeing off for the first time thanks to The First Tee National School Program, bringing our curriculum to your child’s gym during physical education class. By teaching elementary students The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, we’re putting them on the course to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Lesson Plan

The First Tee National School Program gives gym teachers and physical educators the tools to get started. We provide the training, junior golf lesson plans, and equipment.

Our Mission

  • Create a safe introduction to golf for today’s students and teachers.
  • Ensure that golf education meets the same national standards developed by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).
  • Help students build character and confidence through the positive personal and social values associated with the game.
  • Show students that golf can be a great part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Make the positive values of golf a part of the classroom and students’ everyday lives.

The First Tee National School Program introduces elementary students to the game of golf, The First Tee Nine Core Values™, and Nine Healthy Habits™ during physical education classes. This program creates an environment where young people experience the lifelong sport of golf while learning basic golf motor skills and the inherent values of the game including health-enhancing habits. Physical educators receive professional development training and are provided developmentally appropriate curriculum and equipment for effective implementation into their programs.

The National School Program is currently engaging over 55,611 children in 111 schools in The First Tee of Raritan Valley Chapter area.

For more information or to get your local elementary school involved, please contact Tom Lillis, Program Coordinator at tlillis@thefirstteerv.org.

List of participating schools by county:

County School District School Date Program Started
Hunterdon Alexandria Township Lester D. Wilson 2014
Clinton Immaculate Conception 2015
Delaware Township Delaware Township 2014
East Amwell Township East Amwell Township 2014
Flemington-Raritan Copper Hill Elementary 2015
High Bridge High Bridge 2014
Kingwood Township Kingwood Township 2014
Lambertville Lambertville 2013
Milford Borough Milford Public 2014
Readington Township Whitehouse 2014
Readington Township Three Bridges 2014
Readington Township Holland Brook 2014
South Hunterdon Regional West Amwell Township 2015
Middlesex Highland Park Bartle 2009
Highland Park Irving 2009
Monroe Brookside 2012
Monroe Mill Lake 2012
Monroe Woodland 2012
Monroe Barclay Brook 2012
New Brunswick Lincoln 2009
New Brunswick Lincoln Annex 2009
New Brunswick Livingston 2009
New Brunswick Lord Stirling 2009
New Brunswick McKinnley 2009
New Brunswick Paul Robeson 2009
New Brunswick Paul Robeson Annex 2009
New Brunswick Redshaw 2009
New Brunswick Roosevelt 2009
New Brunswick Woodrow 2009
New Brunswick Greater Brunswick Charter 2015
North Brunswick Adams 2009
North Brunswick Judd 2009
North Brunswick Livingston Park 2009
North Brunswick Parsons 2009
Perth Amboy Anthony Ceres 2010
Perth Amboy Edward Patten 2010
Perth Amboy Herbert Richardson 2010
Perth Amboy James Flynn 2010
Perth Amboy Robert Wilentz 2010
South Brunswick Greenbrook 2015
South Brunswick Deans 2015
South Brunswick Brooks Crossing 2015
South Brunswick Indian Fields 2015
South Brunswick Monmouth Junction 2015
South Brunswick Cambridge 2015
South Brunswick Brunswick Acres 2015
South River South River 2011
Woodbridge Avenel Steet 2012
Woodbridge Claremont Avenue 2012
Woodbridge Indiana Avenue 2012
Woodbridge Jago 2012
Woodbridge Kennedy Park 2012
Woodbridge Lafayette Estates 2012
Woodbridge Lynn Crest 2011
Woodbridge Mascenik 2012
Woodbridge Mawbey Street 2012
Woodbridge Menlo Park Terrace 2012
Woodbridge Oak Ridge Heights 2012
Woodbridge Pennsylvania 2012
Woodbridge Port Reading 2012
Woodbridge Ross Street 2012
Woodbridge Woodbine 2011
Woodbridge Ford Avenue 2012
Woodbridge Terrance C Reilly School 7 2011
Morris Denville Lakeview 2013
Diocese of Paterson Assumption School 2015
East Hanover East Hanover 2015
Morris Plains Mountain Way 2015
Mountain Lakes Wildwood 2012
Parsippany – Troy Hills Troy Hills Elementary 2015
St. Vincent Martr St. Vincent Martyr 2013
Somerset Basking Ridge Montgomery Academy 2012
Bedminster Bedminster 2012
Bound Brook Lafayette 2011
Bound Brook LaMonte 2011
Franklin Township Elizabeth Avenue 2015
Raritan St. Anns 2011
Somerville VanDerveer 2011
Union Cranford Orange Avenue School 2014
Cranford Hillside 2015
Elizabeth Abraham Lincoln 2010
Elizabeth Albert Einstein 2010
Elizabeth Battin 2010
Elizabeth Ben Franklin 2010
Elizabeth Charles Hudson 2010
Elizabeth Christopher Columbus 2010
Elizabeth Donald Stewart 2010
Elizabeth Dr. Martin Luther King 2010
Elizabeth Duarte-Marti 2010
Elizabeth Elmora 2010
Elizabeth George Washington 2010
Elizabeth John Marshall 2010
Elizabeth LaCorte-Peterstown 2010
Elizabeth L’ouverture-Lafayette 2010
Elizabeth Mabel Holmes 2010
Elizabeth Madison – Monroe 2010
Elizabeth Monsgnor Joao Antao 2010
Elizabeth Nicolas Murray Butler 2010
Elizabeth Robert Morris 2010
Elizabeth Ronald Reagan 2010
Elizabeth Terence Reilly 2010
Elizabeth William Halloran 2010
Elizabeth Winfred Scott 2010
North Plainfield Stony Brook 2010
Rahway Grover Cleveland 2010
Rahway Madison 2010
Rahway Franklin Roosevelt 2010
Roselle St. Josephs Carpenter 2010
Scotch Plains Newmark School 2015
Washington Elementary Summit 2015
Warren Phillipsburg Greenwich School 2012
*As of 1/5/16