Needham High School Wellness Program


“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful—that’s what matters to me.” Steve Jobs.


Balance is the central theme of the Needham High School Wellness Program Maintaining a healthy balance in today’s world requires a great deal of skill, knowledge, and practice. At Needham High School, health and physical education are combined to create an integrated wellness program that, we believe, provides high school students with the tools they need to achieve a healthy balance in their busy lives.

Health Education and Physical Education are combined to make up our wellness curriculum. Each individual course offers students a combination of "health " concepts and related physical activities designed to build the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to participate in an active healthy lifestyle. All high school students are required to take one full semester of Health/Physical Education each of their four years as part of their graduation requirement.