health & wellness
Recognizing the connection between academic success and social-emotional growth, we incorporate health and wellness education into our students’ daily lives, using mindfulness practices, health education, the Responsive Classroom®, Developmental Designs™ strategies, and a strong advisory program to promote safe, healthy, and happy lives for our students and faculty.
All Lower and Middle School students participate in physical and health education that follows the Rhode Island Physical Education Framework. This year, given the impact of the pandemic, we have revised daily schedules so that Upper School students participate in daily exercise through such activities as kayaking, nature hikes, and socially distanced wiffle ball games in addition to participation in varsity and junior varsity athletics.
Yoga, meditation, relaxation and awareness techniques – students in all divisions experience mindfulness training as well as team and community building exercises and a focus on healthy eating habits as they develop lifelong strategies for healthier living.
Our national Mindfulness Conference for educators, parents, and health and wellness professionals exemplifies our commitment to sustainable lifestyles.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES & SUPPORT
A CULTURE OF HEALTH & WELLNESS
RHCD is committed to promoting an environment where the concepts and practice of health and wellness are available to all our faculty and staff. A mindful community helps create mindful students.
- Faculty walking time during breaks with access to the nature trail
- Mindful outdoor spaces on campus
- Free Yoga
- Faculty/Staff Health & Wellness Committee
- 45-minute mindful boosters open to all faculty and staff
- Healthy menus through SAGE Dining Services
- Annual Trainings and Professional Development, e.g., Lindsay Ann Burke teen dating violence