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Health & Wellness

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  • Realizing Our Best Selves

    And connecting positively with the world around us
The Character Education and Health and Wellness programs at Steward are designed to empower our community members to develop the knowledge and skills needed to engage in health-enhancing behaviors throughout their lives. Our school-wide curriculum is skills-based and focuses on various dimensions of wellness. Together, these dimensions and others form a framework that guides community members toward a holistic understanding of personal well-being.

As the Steward community engages in Character Education and Health and Wellness classes, initiatives, and programs, we collectively build a toolkit of skills related to resilience, self-awareness, empathy, and informed decision-making. The ultimate goal of these programs is to help Spartans realize their best selves and contribute positively to the world around them.

Health & Wellness Initiatives at Steward

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  • Lower School

    Self in Relation to Others
    • JK-5 Character Education classes meet on a regular basis throughout the entire school year.
    • Students enjoy one marking period each of classes about service learning and school counseling topics and two marking periods of classes about the Honor Code, friendship skills, and group dynamics.
    • All classes incorporate mindfulness practices as well as literature and engaging activities, including games, crafts, and more.
    • Students also benefit from related lessons in regular classroom instruction that utilize components of Responsive Classroom and Restorative Practices.
  • Middle and Upper School

    Self-Reflection and Growth
    • Students participate in health and wellness classes in the sixth, seventh, eighth, and tenth grades.
    • Middle School students meet for class once per octo throughout the entire school year; Upper School students meet for class four times per octo for one marking period.
    • In each grade, classes focus on topics in ways that are skills-based, developmentally appropriate, and geared toward helping students gain knowledge that will help them make positive and accurately informed decisions about their personal well-being.
    • Topics include social/emotional development, mental health awareness, nutrition, substance awareness, stress management activities, collaborative lessons at the Bryan Lab, and reproductive health.
  • Faculty and Staff

    • Annual fall and spring community building activities, from attending Richmond Squirrels games to cooking meals for houseless veterans 
    • Ongoing interest groups, led by Steward faculty/staff, to encourage the development of new hobbies and friendships
    • Birthday coupons for free lunch and bonus jeans day
    • Lunch or salad bar meal plan options
    • Free lunch once per week
    • Annual holiday party
    • Free use of on-campus fitness facilities
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Financial wellness education
    • Health and dental insurance, life insurance, and long-term and short-term disability coverage offered
    • Flexible spending account option
    • Paid leave and vacation policy
    • Retirement plan
    • Tuition remission
    • AfterSchool care provided at no fee
    • Professional development grants
  • Parents

    • Twice yearly parent speaker on relevant, current topics such as youth mental health, substance awareness and use prevention, and online safety
    • A wide variety of ways to get involved on campus and build community with fellow parents, from joining the Parents Association to attending SpartaFest to planning the annual Gala to volunteering for Rise Against Hunger

Health & Wellness News

Read our strategic plan, Compass 2028, to learn about programming designed to optimize the whole-person experience for our students, faculty, and staff.

Questions? Contact Us

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  • Photo of Kristina Marchant

    Kris Marchant 

    Second grade teacher
    (804) 740-3394 x6507
  • Photo of Tiffany Goodman

    Tiffany Goodman 

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator
    (804) 740-3394 x7521
  • Photo of Rebecca Heck

    Becca Heck 

    School Nurse
    (804) 740-3394 x6561
  • Photo of Jentae Scott-Mayo

    Jentae Scott-Mayo 

    JK-12 School Counselor
    (804) 565-2304
  • Photo of Taquisha Bell

    Taquisha Bell 

    Coordinator of Service Learning & Engagement
    (804) 740-3394 x7267
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