The Grades 5 - 8 Life Skills program is a social-emotional learning curriculum that provides students with the skills and habits they will need as they make decisions about their health and wellness. Each grade level focuses on topics that our faculty deem appropriate based on guidelines from Common Sense Media, Deborah Roffman, Advocates For Youth, and the CDC. Students are split by gender in order to allow for smaller teacher to student ratios in a setting where students can feel free to voice their questions and curiosities. Journals are used to provide time for quiet reflection in writing. Life Skills teachers collaborate regularly with the School counselor and psychologist in order to stay current with content and pedagogy.