Attending to the social-emotional needs of children has been a hallmark of Epiphany School for many years. We hear parents remark on this regularly and reference the 3Cs (confidence, curiosity, and courage) and the 3Rs (respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness) from our mission and values as key indicators of the school’s commitment to developing these skills in our students. Responsive Classroom, a highly regarded, evidence-based program, is our school-wide social-emotional learning (SEL) framework. The program focuses on developing five core competencies: cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.
At Epiphany School, we believe that teaching and developing social emotional skills is as important as teaching academic subjects and that a strong foundation of social-emotional learning (SEL) underlies the ability to create a learning environment where students can focus, engage, and take mental risks in their academic work.
Learn how we teach students essential friendship skills in ParentMap's recent article "Teaching Kids the Skills They Need to Make and Keep Friends." Read it online or download the PDF.
Watch our school counselor's video series on essential SEL tools and skills, from active listening to coping strategies, in a Vimeo showcase.