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Our Lady of Mount Carmel utilizes Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) to give students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom. Our program sees even the most challenging students make progress in emotion management, situational awareness, and academic achievement. 

In classrooms from TK through grade 8, this curriculum builds a culture of connectedness and empowers adolescents to succeed socially, manage their emotions, solve problems, and deal with peer pressure. Students learn invaluable skills that help them navigate their way through school as well as their community. Second Step’s age-appropriate games, activities, and media engage students and set children on a path to lifelong success.

As an additional benefit, a certified Marriage and Family Therapist is on site once per week. With parental permission, any student may meet with her to help sort out personal issues at no additional charge. Our counselor also coaches groups of students when difficulties arise within a peer group or to address inclusion and respect issues.