The holistic health that is required for each person to battle COVID is no less crucial for students to concentrate, memorize, debate, collaborate and create in the classroom, and to deter anxiety and depression everywhere. And it isn’t arrived at easily.
It takes resilience, self-awareness and awareness of others. It takes a sense of safety, belonging and purpose. It takes nutrition and exercise and healthy sleep. It takes face-to-face interaction. These are exactly what our student programs have evolved to provide.
As we look forward to re-launching our Cooking Club, Business Incubator, and Ethics Bowl Team, our Math-support lunches, outdoor group trips and volunteering programs at local food banks, and all the other resources and activities we provide, we do so with the understanding that, whatever is going on in the world, this is the best way we can support the health and happiness of our young people.