Social | Emotional Health

Pax Star board pictureThe commitment to the social/emotional health of students at Tunbridge Public Charter School looks like this:

  • A belief in the Responsive Classrooms values and principles.
  • A long standing commitment to the PATHS to PAX program and the Good Behavior Game.
  • Weekly advisory period in the middle grades focusing on social skills, peer relationships, goal setting, organizational skills and high school readiness.
  • A sense of community and connectedness created through team-building and a commitment to making sure students take care of self, space, and others in compassionate ways.
  • Weekly celebrations, called Friday Socials, highlighting outstanding student performance.
  • Predictable age-appropriate structures inside and outside the classroom to promote safety and sense of community, including teachers eating with students at lunch time, teachers greeting students at doorway prior to class time, teachers playing with kids during recess time, and walking out to the parking lot and bus stop with kids at the end of the day to make sure everyone is safe and happy.
  • An approach to classroom management that addresses the developmental needs of learners at all grades and features principles of Responsive Classrooms.
  • A sense of pride in the school, evident through things like the school song, engaged families who organize to support the school and participate in lots of fun activities, and a learning space that is bright, colorful, and child-centered.
  • A counseling program that focuses on the academic and emotional health of students.

Details about our middle school specific programming can be found here.