Physical Education & Health

  • Climbing Wall

  • "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." ― John F. Kennedy

  • Health and Physical Education play a critical role in educating the whole student. The goal of the many courses offered by this department is to inform and empower students to live a healthy and active lifestyle, to develop and maintain positive self-images and self-esteem, and to cultivate an appreciation and enjoyment of physical activity. Health classes focus on the skills of literacy, advocacy, analyzing influences, accessing valid health information, goal setting, decision-making, and communication.
    What Sets WA Apart:
    • 12 different courses
    • Students ranked in the top 5% of Connecticut students for physical fitness
    • Facilities include outdoor climbing tower, ropes course, indoor climbing wall and elements, and weight room
    • Distinctive courses such as Unified Physical Education and Peer Leadership
    • Utilization of the current CrossFit techniques in Nutrition & Fitness and General Physical Education courses
    • Various field trips to experience surfing, cross country skiing, bowling, rollerblading, and archery
    • School-wide Intramural Program
  • Click below to read about our available Physical Education & Health Courses