Social Emotional Learning

Forming healthy relationships

Youth is a time to find and grow our roots, our sense of self, a foundation upon which to build a happy and healthy approach to life. We do this through Social Emotional Learning (SEL), a program that teaches our students to understand and manage their emotions, build healthy and long-lasting relationships with others, and show empathy for their peers and develop understanding of situations.

We believe in educating the whole child. We believe that academic success isn’t the only variable of student success. And we know that SEL increases academic performance. Because life skills and interpersonal education makes students more aware of their surroundings and better able to focus on their environment so they can problem solve and make better decisions.

SEL begins as early as three years old with students in the Early Childhood school. All the way through twelfth grade, our teachers and advisors create a safe and supportive environment to teach students how to manage their emotions, show empathy for others, develop non-verbal communication skills, appreciate themselves, respect differences, manage conflict, and practice ethical and social responsibility.

At MVS, we grow interpersonal skills and invest in our students’ overall well-being.

Christie Kemper
Director of Student Success