Middle School

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social Emotional Learning in the Middle School builds authentic community by encouraging moral citizenship through self-awareness, healthy relationships, and compassionate action.
Social Emotional Learning in Middle School aims to build community and a sense of belonging. This begins with faculty members using common language throughout the school day to reinforce skill-building in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, and relationships.

Middle School students begin to take ownership of building authentic community in student life and community support. They practice leadership on a daily basis through a variety of community-building activities: advisory, chapel, community time, flex periods, the house system, the cabinet system, and community service. They learn that “leading from the middle” - showing good moral citizenship during everyday interactions with the community - has just as positive an impact as the actions of those leading “from the front.”

Through these channels, the Middle School develops into a community of moral citizens who exhibit self-awareness, build and maintain healthy relationships, and practice compassionate action toward those around them.


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Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.