Health & Wellness
At Lincoln, our students’ health and wellness are of utmost importance.
For our younger students, learning how to recognize and respond to emotions, how to show care for others, and how to problem solve are all integral parts of the Lower School. Every classroom uses a social-emotional curriculum that is integrated throughout the day and across classrooms. Students are given many opportunities to practice their skills, and learn about themselves and others. Social justice, social-emotional learning and Quaker principles work together in order to help our students become bold and empowered changemakers in the world.
The Middle and Upper School years are important as students learn to navigate friendships, increasing independence, and developmental changes. Through our health curriculum, all students learn and practice skills for success as a learner, building community and managing friendships and relationships, celebrating their identities and the identities of others, and how to care for themselves - body, heart, and mind. Programming and strong relationships in advisories, affinity spaces, seminars, and whole-school events supports this work.
The Health Team
Each division has a Health Team, composed of the division directors, school psychologist, learning specialist, faculty advisors, school nurse, and dean of students to promote health and wellness at Lincoln. This team meets regularly to collaborate on support for students and families. Lincoln’s school psychologist is available to support students, families, and faculty in all divisions. The school psychologist works on health class programming in Middle School and Upper School, supports the social-emotional curriculum in Lower School, and facilitates health team meetings across the divisions.
Lincoln’s Learning Specialist in Lower (both Math and ELA), Middle, and Upper divisions are dedicated to support all students and families. The support looks different depending on the division and grade, however their missions align to support students while challenging the students’ strengths. Academic support at Lincoln aims to be intentional, responsive, and inclusive. The goals of academic support at Lincoln include partnering with students to create a foundation of academic skills, to use data and diagnostics with fidelity, to encourage students in building agency, self-reliance and self-awareness, and to collaborate with faculty to support the needs of all learners.