In our lower school, we teach our students how to name and identify different emotions. We use the Zone of Regulation approach to teach emotional regulation, impulse control, and the ability to read social cues. Through a variety of programs and experiences such as Responsive Classroom, mindfulness, guided imagery, breathing, role-playing, and more, we give students the tools to become active listeners, resolve conflicts, and be kind to one another.
In our upper school, we implement new SEL approaches during students’ Advisory classes. Programs include open-session, mindfulness, team building activities, coaching, empathy building, and one-on-one emotional support.
Themes covered in Advisory classes include:
Self-awareness, social awareness, and perspective-taking
Respect and self-control
Relational aggression and bullying
Healthy body image
Our School Counselor
In partnership with teachers, the school counselor guides Communication Lab lessons and Social Skills classes. Students role-play social situations, and develop pragmatic language tools and non-verbal language needed to navigate social complexities.