New Haven Public Schools
Excellence in Education
All students deserve a quality comprehensive health and physical education program that develops the whole child by educating minds, developing healthy bodies and promoting positive attitudes. The Health and Physical Education Department strives to empower our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible decision-making and to enjoy a lifetime of health and well-being.
The Scholastic Athletics program shares in the educational mission of the schools by offering opportunities to experience interpersonal growth, social development, and to improve physical and mental health for student athletes.
Through scholastic competition, the program provides an environment for social interaction, and community building. It also fosters a sense of school spirit and tradition. Games also provide an entertaining escape from the normal rigors of school and work.
The athletic program also tries to create and enhance a positive image of the school and department throughout the city, state, and region.
***SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS AND STUDENT ATHLETES
Below you will find an educational link with information about Concussion Awareness and Safety.
It is required by state law that all parents, student-athletes and coaches have access to educational materials detailing the causes, symptoms and treatment of concussions.
Please click the link below and take a few minutes to look at this information. It is a matter of your child’s safety.
Director of Physical Education, Health, Athletics/Floyd Little Athletic Center
Erik J. Patchkofsky
480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (475) 220-1100