Mental and physical health are fundamentally linked to our students' success in school and in life.
The components of our health and wellness program provide our students with skills, content, and attitudes to make informed decisions about their behaviors and feel confident about their choices. We encourage them to think critically about common issues related to adolescent physical and emotional health and teach them the strategies they need to take ownership of their own long-term health and well-being. Our students learn to view physical, social and emotional wellness as an ongoing part of their development.
Information: We provide our students with accurate information topics ranging from human growth and development, social norms, common school stressors, human sexuality, body image, drug and alcohol use and associated risks, nutrition, social media, physical fitness, and response to injuries and emergencies.
Our Lower School Counselor supplements the curriculum for our 1st-5th grade students with a Character Education class integrating discussions and activities about conflict resolution, active listening, kindness, and gratitude. Counseling in the Middle and Upper School is available in-person or virtually by appointment.
Attitudes, Values, and Insights: We encourage our students to question, explore, and assess their own and their community's attitudes towards topics addressed in class.
Relationships and Interpersonal Skills: We help our students develop assertiveness, decision-making skills, and peer-refusal skills to navigate and enhance relationships with others, both in person and virtual.
On the field or in the classroom, that also means actively teaching life skills, like sportsmanship or teamwork, that will allow the students to succeed in any setting.
Fitness and Safety: We teach our students how to maintain a fit and healthy body as part of a long-term healthy lifestyle with physical education options and access in Upper School to our on-campus fitness center.