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School Life

Wellness

Wellness at St. John's School

St. John’s School values academic excellence and the pursuit of intellectual growth and achievement. The School focuses on the whole child, as stated in its Mission Statement, and recognizes that health and well-being are fundamentally important. Research shows that a greater sense of well-being correlates to increased physical benefits as well as increased levels of motivation, creativity, and productivity. Stated simply, a focus on well-being helps students to become their best selves. 

Using the whole-child approach as our framework, the Wellness program incorporates services, education, guidance, and counseling support for the SJS community—parents, faculty, and students. Programs include:

  • Monthly parent coffees (see the Wellness Community Events calendar)
  • Student Assemblies
  • Evening programs featuring local and national experts
  • Guidance and coordination with the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program
  • Advisory discussions featuring wellness topics
  • Lunch-and-learn events
  • Support of student-driven wellness initiatives

Past and recurring topics include stress and anxiety, empathy, healthy relationships and boundaries, depression, digital citizenship, social media, video game addiction, substance use/abuse, executive functioning and ADHD, grief and loss, meditation, nutrition, sleep, eating disorders, physical fitness and sports medicine.

Upcoming Events

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Wellness Contacts

The team is led by Dr. Cynthia Powell, Middle School Counselor, Colleen Kimball, Director of Clinical Services, and Dr. Scott Dorfman, Medical Director.

For additional information, please contact wellness@sjs.org.

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