Social Emotional Learning
Escuela Americana has a strong counseling program, which addresses the academic, career, social-emotional, and global development of all students. Escuela Americana counselors offer personal guidance and support to students in the school (PK-12) in order to facilitate a clear understanding of their personal, emotional, social, and academic needs as they mature and develop.
The primary vision of the counselors is to empower students with the necessary tools to become positive, healthy, self-fulfilling members of the school community and society in general.
Current educational research shows that schools that have strong academic programs that have integrated with empathy and wellness opportunities for students have even higher academic outcomes upon graduation.
In our Wellness Program students notice what is, reflect, and focus on improving their mental and physical health. We offer classes, which consist of personal and group connection, focus, and movement.
For that in EA, we have a Wellness Program, which helps alleviate some of the modern-day stress our youth are feeling. We know that the whole child is more capable of learning when his/her emotional needs are met and want to help facilitate this optimal state for our community of learners.
Our social-emotional programming recognizes the critical task we have of preparing our students to be successful global citizens. Part of this will integrate with RULER, which is an evidence-based approach developed at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. Its research has demonstrated an improvement in student engagement, academic performance, and better decision-making, among others.