Health, Physical Education, and Wellness

Vision Statement
Developing healthy, physically active, and empowered individuals

Mission Statement

The mission of Cambridge Public Schools’ Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Department is to provide meaningful, relevant learning opportunities to support all students in developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to be healthy, physically active and engaged in their own health and wellbeing. During Health,Physical Education and Wellness class, students will develop competence in a variety of motor skills, will increase self-efficacy regarding their abilities to be physically active and control their health and develop health-enhancing attitudes. Upon completion of our program, students will be empowered to take control of their health and will be engaged in lifelong efforts to maintain and enhance their health.

What We Offer
Ninety minutes of Physical Education per week for grades K-8. All ninth grade students are required to take 1 semester of wellness which is a combination of Health and PE. Students in grades 10 through 12 can take wellness electives.

National Standards
Shape America Grade-Level Outcomes

Contact Us
Jamie McCarthy, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Health, PE, and Wellness
Joel Burke, Lead Teacher - K-8 Physical Education
Scott Cody, Lead Teacher - 9-12 Health, PE, and Wellness
Patrick Kantlehner, Lead Teacher - 6-12 Health, PE, and Wellness
Sara Varella, Lead Teacher - Aquatics
Jennifer Flynn, Lead Teacher - K-12 Health and Wellness
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