The Six Pillars of Health and Wellness
Waring’s Health program aims to support the wellbeing and growth of our student body. From Core through Group 5, students meet once a week with their entire class to study Health. The program’s structure rests on six pillars—sex and intimacy, substances, mental health, relationships, self care, and staying alive—areas which we visit every year in every class, though at different, age-appropriate levels. In each area, we blend pre-existing curricula with specific lessons we’ve developed ourselves over the years, and we use a host of different approaches, including guest speakers, role-playing, videos, discussions, readings, and a multitude of activities ranging from team building to art-making to anonymous written questions to serial testimony.