Social Emotional Learning
At NPS, we believe it is essential that we focus on the children’s well-being through the lens of the whole child, which is only possible by addressing social, emotional, physical, spiritual and academic needs.
NPS works daily to address all of these needs, viewing them as interconnected rather than competing entities. Teachers participate in professional development in the area of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and utilize Responsive Classroom methods such as daily Morning Meeting to build supportive and connected classroom communities.
While student well-being is the responsibility of the entire NPS community of families, educators, and administrators, the school also relies on its Student Support Team to provide ongoing, consistent care across all grade levels. This team is comprised of the Learning Specialist, two Reading Specialists, one Math Specialist, and two Counselors. Pastoral support is provided by the school’s Chaplain, and physical support is provided by the school’s Nurses.