The Winsor School
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Wellness

Wellness at Winsor

At Winsor, we aspire to be a well community, mentally, physically, socially, and

emotionally. The journey through adolescence is a complicated one, particularly for

young women. Here, they acquire the skills to make good decisions, develop

meaningful relationships with their peers, embrace a healthy lifestyle, and become

self-advocates and leaders.

Advisory and Counseling Resources

Every Winsor girl is known and supported.

Weekly advisory meetings give all girls a connection with one adult who knows

them and can guide them academically and emotionally. In Lower School, class

coordinators support girls as individuals and as classmates. In the Upper School, a

class dean system provides additional consistency and continuity in academic

advising and mentoring.

The director of counseling and wellness fosters a comprehensive culture of health

and well-being by providing informal, one-to- one counseling; connecting students

and families with other appropriate professional help when needed; and serving as

a resource to teachers so they can best support students.

Health and Wellness Curriculum

At every grade level, Winsor’s curriculum provides space for girls to talk openly and

thoughtfully about age-appropriate issues. They practice skills that build self-

reliance and responsibility for their choices.

“A big part of our wellness curriculum is about addressing the needs of your mind

and your body and learning how to apply the things we talk about to real-life

situations,” reflects Lauren Martin P’14, a health and wellness teacher at Winsor

since 2000. “One of the biggest roles the curriculum plays is to remind girls to slow

down and have balance in their lives.”

Parent Education and Support

In an effort to ensure parents have the tools to reinforce these skills and navigate

their daughters’ adolescence, we also provide opportunities for parent education

through special events, guest speakers, and group discussions.

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