Empowering young people to take care of their minds, bodies, and the people around them builds a foundation for lifelong learning. The Office of School Wellness Programs is a part of the NYC Department of Education. We work directly with schools, DOE offices, and City and community partners to prioritize equitable, standards-based, and high-quality health and physical education (PE) for all students.
We partner with schools to create conditions where health and physical education thrive, and we engage the school community with programs to support student well-being.
DOE Wellness Policy
Read the full NYC Department of Education Citywide Wellness Policy .
This policy outlines the NYC DOE’s approach to ensuring schools can provide students with physical and health education instruction, as well as environments and opportunities that allow all students to practice healthy behaviors throughout the school day.
School administrators and staff, contact the support team that serves your borough:
• Staten Island: MyStatenIslandOSWPteam@schools.nyc.gov
Adapted Physical Education
Citywide School Wellness Policy and Partnerships
School Wellness Weekly
Subscribe to the School Wellness Weekly digital newsletter to stay up to date on school health and wellness-related opportunities, grants, resources, and news.
The Office of School Wellness Programs offers a wide range of professional learning opportunities designed to train teacher-leaders, school staff, and members of School Wellness Councils to provide high-quality, comprehensive, inclusive health education, physical education, and physical activity programs to all students. Many of these professional learning workshops and trainings are considered acceptable New York State Education Department Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).
View the current Professional Learning Catalog.