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Social Emotional Learning

As a community rooted in the values of inclusivity, citizenship, and compassion, we believe in fostering meaningful relationships and teaching the skills for social and emotional development beginning in Preschool and continuing through Eighth Grade. We supplement our daily best practices and commitment to carrying out the School’s mission with a schoolwide Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program.

Students in each grade receive weekly SEL lessons on varying topics, including empathy, self-regulation, mindfulness, and conflict resolution. In our Early Childhood Division and Lower School, these concepts, taken from the Second Step curriculum, are taught through multi-sensory lessons that may include songs, videos, books, and discussion. In the Upper School, students meet in Advisory groups for SEL and engage in conversations about leadership, learning styles, personal accountability, and cultural competence. Upper School faculty collaborate yearly to develop and plan the Advisory/SEL curriculum.