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Health and Physical Education Department

Health and Physical Education Department

The mission of Health Education in the Minneapolis Public Schools is to have students work as healthy citizens of the world to empower all students to make meaning of themselves, their bodies, and the world around them.

Our mission in Physical Education  is to enhance the healthy development of the whole child.  We exist to educate and support all students in gaining the skills, knowledge and social confidence to help students make healthy decisions throughout their lives.


"Leave all afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."  - Thomas Jefferson