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Belonging is a Fundamental Need
Belonging is a Fundamental Need, Especially in Students
Posted on 09/11/2021
This year, reimagining our ‘tradition of excellence’ is not just about academics, but social and emotional wellness for students. A student’s ability to learn begins with a sense of belonging. Feeling comfortable in a classroom setting has a direct impact on academic achievement. A safe environment to ask questions and share experiences elevates learning, understanding, and cultivates relationships. Because of this, our teaching and learning environments need to be safe, inclusive places where everyone feels welcomed so learning can excel.

We will strive to provide each student with supportive relationships to combat the negative effects of stress and adversity. Because at the end of the day, we want everyone to know and feel that they belong. This academic mindset is a key component on our path to recovery.