Social-Emotional Learning

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Because social-emotional learning (SEL) is critical in improving children’s academic performance, it is a priority at Brown School.

Social-emotional learning is the process through which we learn to recognize and manage emotions, care about others, make good decisions, behave ethically and responsibly, develop positive relationships, and avoid negative behaviors. Developing these characteristics sets children up to be successful in school and in life.

Mindfulness Education

Brown School is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children by teaching them how to understand the ways their minds work and how their thoughts and feelings affect their behavior and attitudes.

Brown School, with the help of the Hawn Foundation, was the first in the nation to implement The MindUpTM program.

Incorporating attention training tools, also called mindfulness, has been shown to affect positive changes in social and emotional understanding, positive social behaviors, classroom participation, psychological adjustment, academic efficacy, and teacher-rated school performance.

Social-Emotional Wellness

A social worker is employed full time at Brown School to support the psychological and social well-being of all students, from preschool 3-year-olds through high school. Their work with students varies based on their needs. They help them to navigate peer relationships, manage behaviors, and develop appropriate coping skills to deal with big emotions. Our social worker engages with students individually, in small groups, lunch groups, or by pushing into the classroom to support the teachers

Buddy Program

Older students are partnered each year with students in the younger grades, creating wonderful opportunities for learning and mentorship and establishing cross-grade friendships that often last for years.

About Brown School

The Brown School community is strong and supportive, and we believe that our students deserve not only an academic education but also a place to enjoy traditions and experiences that they cherish for years to come. Our faculty and administration are committed to mindfully educating each individual student in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

Our School Day

Our school song states that “Brown School is joy, friendship, and laughter. Memories dear, now and long after. Working each day, growing together. Brown School is learning and love.” Even though we have modernized our teaching and offerings, these words hold true even decades after they were written.

Beyond the School Day

Brown School students of all ages have a plethora of options available after the school day is over. Whether it is partaking in the after school or Plus programs that offer a purposeful place for students while parents are working, exploring new interests or established hobbies, or getting together beyond the walls of our school, our Brown School community is strong.

Prospective Parents

We know that you are looking for just the right spot for your child, and we want to partner with you in that process. It is hard to get a sense of the community and daily routines of Brown School online, and we encourage you to schedule a visit or join us at one of our Open Houses.

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Current Families

There are so many things happening in our school community each day, and we value your partnership in making amazing things happen. These links will help Brown School students and families stay connected to keep our community strong!

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