Holistic Student Survey to be conducted in September

We are very excited to partner with The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience in order to promote the positive social-emotional development of our students.  There is increasing evidence that helping students feel good about themselves, their school and their relationships improves their learning.

We will administer The PEAR Institute’s Holistic Student Assessment (HSA) to students in grades 3-11. As part of this effort, your child will be asked to complete a brief survey about him or herself at the beginning and end of the year. The fall survey will begin September 23.

Designated school staff will have access to these results. This information can help staff tailor teaching and support to your child’s unique strengths and needs. The PEAR Institute, a joint initiative of McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School conducts cutting edge research to improve the ways schools promote social-emotional development. PEAR will use data from our school for research and educational work.  Your child’s name will never be used as part of this research.

If you have any questions about this effort or would like to see a copy of this survey, please contact Amy Irwin, Elementary Principal or Matt Sloane, Jr. Sr. High School Principal

If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the survey, please fill out the attached form and return it to your child’s school.