Kent School believes in an integrated approach to mental health that values the wellness of the whole student , focusing on their psychological, physical, and academic health as equal components.
The Kent School Counseling Center promotes an atmosphere of trust, confidentiality, and respect. We value each student’s experience in our community and look for ways to build relationships and connections. Through one-on-one meetings with Kent's licensed, trained professionals, students can address head-on a wide range of adolescent concerns and issues.
Kent students are encouraged to take ownership of their well-being—physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—through education, reflection, and discussion.
The Kent Wellness Program is being developed using eight dimensions of wellness as a model.
Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.
Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.
Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.
Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one's work.
Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep, and nutrition.
Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.
Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
To create balance for each of these dimensions, Kent School is developing a proactive curriculum that focuses on building a wellness foundation. Our wellness program will explore and educate on specific wellness concerns and priorities, many of which have been identified by Kent students. Examples of priorities include nutrition, creating healthy relationships, and developing positive coping skills. This learning will take place through dialogue, education, and hands-on activities which allow for opportunities to help positively change wellness for the Kent community and the greater community. A Kent student will leave Kent thriving, with a strong toolkit of wellness knowledge as well as understanding the importance of promoting and advocating for the wellness equity of others.