Physical Education

Physical Education Department

C. Farrell
B. Gillotti
Doreen Robbins, Department Head
(203) 797-4859

J. Halas
R. Murray
P. Purdy
D. Robbins
J. Stevenson
I. Wilson
D. Zuccarelli

Physical Education Overview
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Our goal is to make a lasting difference in the physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of our DHS students. We expect our students to utilize critical thinking skills in order to make informed choices with regards to lifetime physical activities that meet their personal wellness. It is also our intent to have students understand the value physical activity plays in our lives as lifelong learners with regards to personal fitness.

One credit in Physical Education is required for graduation.


All students enrolled in Physical Education at Danbury High School will participate in a selective elective based program as well as a fitness unit. During this fitness unit students will be assessed on their current fitness level as compared to other high school students in the state. The state fitness test is a mandatory assessment. Physical Education teachers will assist students in preparation for the state physical fitness test. In addition to the fitness unit, students will be able to select a variety of activities in which to participate. The selective based program gives students the opportunity and incentive to participate in activities at a level of play that is both beneficial and rewarding for the student’s overall health and fitness level.