“I have never lost the enjoyment of sitting in silence at the beginning of Meeting, knowing that everything can happen, knowing the joy of utmost surprise; feeling that nothing is preordained, nothing is set, all is open. The light can come from all sides.”
– Ursula Franklin
What strategies can we implement to support the social and emotional well-being of our students, recognizing the unique challenges they may face in society, and providing them with the necessary tools for resilience and self-care?
Our Quaker identity informs our two existing pillars: Diversity Equity & Belonging and Global Civic Engagement & Social Impact. Our pillars will expand to include a third pillar: Wholeness & Wellbeing. We will audit our current health & wellness program to investigate strengths and opportunities, and integrate a robust resilience and wellness program within each learning community. An investment in resources and professional learning for our colleagues will ensure that the adults in our community are prepared to effectively address the social-emotional and mental health needs of students. Simultaneously, we will continue to center the wholeness and wellbeing of our colleagues and families.
Our students are healthy and thriving, our retention is strong, and our families are shining a light on the wellbeing that defines their children’s educational experiences. We have undergone a health and wellness audit and identified key areas of impact and growth.
Click on each of our 8 initiatives to read more about what is driving this process.
Misson and Vision ReassessmentRead more: Misson and Vision Reassessment
Our Quaker IdentityRead more: Our Quaker Identity
Self-Study Analysis and Continuous RevelationRead more: Self-Study Analysis and Continuous Revelation
Enhancing Curriculum and PedagogyRead more: Enhancing Curriculum and Pedagogy
Professional Growth and DevelopmentRead more: Professional Growth and Development
Equity and Social ImpactRead more: Equity and Social Impact
Social-Emotional Learning and Well‑beingRead more: Social-Emotional Learning and Well‑being
Our Physical HomeRead more: Our Physical Home
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