Just as the Lower School utilizes Responsive Classroom
for their social-emotional curriculum, in advisory groups, Middle School students employ Second Step
, which focuses on five themes:
- empathy and communication
- bullying prevention
- emotion management
- problem solving
- substance abuse and prevention.
is not taught in a vacuum and moves out of the class into real situations. At IDS, every day is a day to learn how to create a safe, respectful learning environment.