Health and Wellness
Berkshire School’s For Life curriculum is designed to develop the habits of mind and character in our students that prepare them equally for success in their academic futures and in their personal and professional lives. The curriculum and programming are focused on character development, citizenship, identity, decision‐making, diversity, leadership, and college transition during all four years of a student's education at Berkshire School.
Arriving, Adjusting, and Connecting
Topics addressed: mindfullness, stress management, executive functioning skills, time management, life in a boarding school/community living, nutrition, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, puberty and age appropriate sex ed, mental health awareness.
Decisions, Identity, and Development
Topics Addressed: identity and values, the teenage brain, decision making, mindfulness, substance use and abuse, gender and sexual orientation, media and social media literacy, sexual education and the reproductive system, consent, healthy relationships, empathy and bystander training.
Completion, Transitions, and College Life
Topics addressed: College mental health, alumni panels on college experience, variety of offerings including workshops and speakers related to social decision making in college, college mental health, substance abuse and campus culture, sexual education, consent, and greek life.
Throughout the school year, guest speakers are invited to campus to share their expertise on a range of age-appropriate topics.
Dr. Elizabeth Rathbun Yale Stress Center
Cindy Pierce Author, Educator
Chris Herren - Former NBA Player
Justine Fonte Educator
Karlee Fain Author, Celebrity Health Coach
Robert Hoechster Nutritionist