Although academic achievement is a vital component of the Brownell Talbot experience, it should never come at the expense of a student’s wellbeing. Foundational to every student’s success is their health and happiness. In our efforts to be responsive to the diverse and changing needs of all our students, BT has incorporated a counseling curriculum in age-appropriate and meaningful ways for every grade.
BT’s counseling curriculum begins in Early Years in which students focus on naming emotions and learning how to handle them. Throughout Lower and Middle School it centers on understanding what social emotional learning is and the tools students can use to manage their emotions. As they get older, Middle and Upper School students’ learning shifts to regulating emotions, fostering mutual respect and trust with their peers and adults, and embracing the support of the people in their lives.