Health & Wellness
Give a (person) health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
–George Bernard Shaw
When we think about educating young children at Montgomery, we think about a trajectory of growth and our responsibility to ensure progress every day—in mind, body, and spirit.
We know that a vibrant classroom experience is only part of the equation and that intellectual achievement is only realized when accompanied by equal measures of social and emotional development. As children move from curious pre-schoolers to self-assured pre-adults, they are confronted by rapid fire changes—many of which come as a surprise. But being surprised doesn’t have to mean unprepared. Being prepared means having the tools to manage unexpected situations as well as those one might anticipate. Those tools include a strong sense of self and a sensitivity to others in all kinds of environments. That’s why there is ample structured and unstructured time for attending to the social-emotional and mental well-being of our students.
At every age, teachers and counselors understand what children are experiencing socially and emotionally. In this way, Montgomery’s multi-layered Health & Wellness Program addresses the varying needs of children at different stages of development, with a focus on:
- Social awareness
- Relationship skills
- Responsible decision-making