physical education program, healthy living

The Somerville Public Schools promotes Wellness for staff and students through a variety of initiatives at the school and district level. The District Wellness Coordinator, Caitlin Kelly, facilitates the District Wellness Committee and oversees programming & resource development as well as Wellness Champions who who are staff members promoting and implementing initiatives at each school site.

Wellness Resources

Download the Healthy Living in Somerville Map  to find parks, pools, libraries, farmers markets, schools and more local places to get active with your whole family.

Visit the SPS Movement and Mindfulness webpage.

Download the 95210 Materials. Find fun materials explaning an easy, scientifically based program with five simple behaviors that support healthy living for whole families. 

95210 Graphic


Initiatives & Activities

Increasing Physical Activity for Kids

Student participating in an adventure program

Community Adventure Programming Hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, snowshoweing and ropes courses funded by The Cummings Foundation

BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success) A before school physical activity program at all K-8 schools throughout the district.


Supporting Healthy Eating Habits

Chop Chop Magazine Quarterly magazine used in Somerville Community School's healthy eating after school clubs.

Garden Programming Supported by Groundwork Somerville.

Taste Tests Supported by Somerville Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services, UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program and Drumlin Farms.

Veggie of the Month Program Different seasonal vegetable featured on the school lunch menu.


Where to get active in Somerville: 

Healthy eating and nutrition in Somerville:


About the PEP Grant 

The U.S. Department of Education's Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant, was a federally funded grant program designed to award money to local education agencies and community-based organizations to help them initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs for students in grades K through 12. Somerville was awarded nearly $1.4 million in grant funds over three years from 2014-2017 to support the introduction and implementation of the above initiatives and activities throughout the district.