Student health and wellness programs are as important as academic success at St. Catherine’s. It is important for girls of all ages to develop a strong sense of intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being to best prepare them for life.

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  • Lower School

    In the Lower School, the focus is to help girls develop a growth mindset towards social emotional learning and character development. The monthly virtues program is highlighted through chapels, homeroom discussions, guidance lessons, friendship groups and lunch bunch activities with the Lower School counselor, physical education classes and small group sessions on a variety of topics such as anxiety, stress relief, divorce as well as individual sessions as needed with the Lower School counselor. Teachers lead our girls through mindfulness exercises and daily brain breaks/movement exercises starting as early as JK. 
  • Middle School

    During the adolescent years, girls go through many physical, emotional and social changes, and our all-girls environment allows us to address the unique needs of girls during this stage of their life. Every year in Middle School students take Personal Growth, which provides them an opportunity to discuss developmental issues with their peer group and the Middle School Counselor. Topics build upon those introduced in the Lower School and expand to include friendship/relationships, technological influences, nutrition, media and body image, substance prevention, and family life, to name a few. 
  • Upper School

    In grades 9-12, the focus is on fostering independence while educating students on multiple biopsychosocial topics, enabling them to make their own healthy decisions throughout high school, college, and adulthood. Saints for Life offers students hands-on and interactive sessions guided by faculty and outside experts including: Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Sleep Hygiene, Personal Safety Awareness and Developing Positive Coping Skills. Saints for Life is motivating, succinct, and skill-based with immediate applications. The ultimate goal is for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to choose to improve and maintain health, prevent disease, and reduce high-risk behavior, adopting behavior patterns that support healthy habits for a lifetime. 

Health and Wellness Team

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