School Life

Wellness

The SJS Wellness Team

The Wellness Team is a multidisciplinary committee which includes members from Clinical Services, Counseling, Athletic Training, Athletic Conditioning, Diversity, Spiritual Life, Fine Arts, and Academics. 

The Team provides education and enrichment for students, parents, and faculty, including:
  • monthly parent coffees
  • wellness advisory discussions
  • student assemblies
  • chapel talks
  • lunch and learn events
  • faculty enrichment programs
  • evening programs featuring local and national experts
Topics include substance use/abuse, healthy relationships and boundaries, sexuality and intimacy, diversity, digital citizenship, mindfulness and stress management, ADHD education, sports injuries, athletic training, and concussions.

Mission Statement

The St. John's Wellness Team brings together the areas of clinical services, social and emotional health, and athletic training to support the development of individual, spiritual, ethical, intellectual, social, and physical growth. As stated in the St. John's School Mission Statement: The School seeks the development of the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and contribution to society. The Wellness Team supports this Mission by providing services, education, guidance, and counseling with collaboration and coordination across all disciplines of school life.

SEL Summer Institute

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning’s Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four-days of creative workshops and opportunities for collaboration, reflection and renewal.
The Institute provides participants with inspiration and rationale behind SEL as well as experiential lesson materials and teaching practices that will expand their community’s social and emotional learning and wellbeing. More information and registration at www.InstituteforSEL.net.
Nurturing our students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) and wellbeing provides educators with opportunities to catalyze learning, improve relationships throughout the community, and support mental and emotional health for all. When we also attend to the SEL and wellbeing of educators, the benefits and impact can be multiplied and sustained throughout a school.
Since 2009, The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning (IFSEL) has provided innovative and creative professional development to more than 7000 educators across the US and internationally. St. John's School is delighted to be hosting IFSEL this summer for one of their annual four-day Summer Institutes. IFSEL’s Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four-days of creative workshops and opportunities for collaboration, reflection and renewal. The Institute provides participants with inspiration and rationale behind SEL as well as experiential lesson materials and teaching practices that will expand their community’s social and emotional learning and wellbeing.

Wellness Contacts

The team is under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Powell, Lower School Counselor, Tesa Stark, Director of Clinical Services, and Dr. Scott Dorfman, Medical Director. For additional information, please contact the Wellness Team at wellness@sjs.org.

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