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Wellness @SM

Mission Statement: To create a community where all members have the essential tools to be their best selves, so that they can be physically, emotionally and socially prepared to make healthy lifestyle choices. To have a Wellness Program that educates and empowers everyone at St. Mark’s to be self-advocates as they journey towards leading lives of leadership and service.

Wellness Blog

This academic year, The Wellness Department pursues to integrate healthy ideals into our

St. Mark's community. X-block represents an opportunity for our students to destress and spend time gathering with friends, sharing a conversation with a faculty member or getting ahead on homework. In this time period, the Wellness Department wants to introduce some areas of practice that would help our community have the physical, mental, and emotional skills

to enjoy their best experience in a demanding prep school environment.

[read more] about X Block Initiative
15-40 Connection

15-40 Connection joined our community Friday, January 25th. 15-40 connection talks about the importance of early detection and what warning signs of cancer might look like. They speak about the importance of what your great feels like and how small things that are out of the ordinary for a two weeks period of time might be just what you need to seek out the advice of your primary care physician. When you speak with your doctor you must be honest. This presentation is part of the New Fifth Form Wellness Forum, but because of the importance of the message, 1 out of 2 males and 1 out of 3 females will be diagnosed with cancer.

[read more] about 15-40 Connection

You've been away at boarding school and it's time for break. You might feel really excited and can't wait to get home, or you might be glad to be getting a break from schoolwork, Chapel and your roommate, but not so happy about leaving behind your friends and independence. After you have been managing your own life at school, it can feel strange to get back to family rules and expectations. Life at home can feel different when you've been away. Maybe your younger siblings are not only taller than when you left, but have taken over part of your room or are wearing your clothes that you left behind!

While at school, you've been in charge of your social life and free time and it can be hard to all of a sudden feel like your parents have planned your time for you, especially if you want to just decompress and do nothing!

[read more] about Vacation Transition Tips





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