The school believes that all adolescents benefit from learning how to express their complex, often contradictory feelings as they develop greater intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness. Communications Groups meet twice weekly, under the guidance of a faculty group facilitator. Students and teachers work together to learn to become self-reflective and to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences. They learn how to share and to communicate personal responses to life’s situations. Trust and confidentiality are essential elements for each group.
Every student and teacher is assigned to a Communication Group, which meets twice weekly for an hour under the guidance of a faculty group facilitator. There is a designated theme for each term to provide structure and continuity within the group and throughout the year. Group compositions change each term. Each student will receive a grade of Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory each term, based on his participation within the group.