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.