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Fostering Wellness

Fostering Wellness began as a project focusing on Middle and High School Students project in 2015 in a joint collaboration with Winston Prep, the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS), and the National School Climate Center (NSCC).
Members of the team joined many other organizations at the NAIS National Conference in February 2016 to participate in a panel discussion to begin to bring the initial data collected from a nationwide school wellness survey to other independent and public school leaders (see for the NAIS report). Other components of this project include a joint Winston Prep//NSCC in-depth literature review about wellness, psychopathology and what schools can do to promote wellness; the creation and analysis of a short and valid survey that assesses wellness in middle and high school students in collaboration with NAIS; the further development of QSIL; and a variety of Educational Interventions designed to support wellness in the Winston Prep community.

Since 2015, the Fostering Wellness project has grown, continuing to strive to support and educate the WPS community through research, synchronous and asynchronous professional learning, guided conversations, and family outreach. Partnerships with organizations such as the Child Mind Institute and Common Sense Media and their Digital Citizenship resources and tools, individuals such as Jonathon Cohen, Ph.D., and Dr. Chapman and Jessica MacFarlan, have been valuable in working towards our goal to provide support and resources both proactively and in response to current needs of not only our students but our leaders and faculty as well. Designing an intentional and meaningful approach to promoting well-being while instilling the philosophy that social-emotional learning is a vital piece of the work we do amongst all members of the community. 
Winston Preparatory School is a leading school for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, executive functioning difficulties (ADHD), and non-verbal learning disorders (NVLD).

WPS does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin. The Winston Preparatory School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment, and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.