Health related services are provided to students through the physical education program, Family Life Classes, drug education classes and special assemblies on specific topics.
The Family Life Program beginning in fourth grade and continuing through eighth grade is designed to help students understand the emotional and physical changes of puberty and adolescence so that they feel confident and comfortable as they grow. The program helps students deal with the stresses and pressures of social and sexual development. Good health practices and hygiene are explained. The curriculum includes the biology of physical development during puberty and human reproduction as well as correct anatomical terminology. Students are encouraged to understand that it is natural to have questions and/or concerns about their development. A question box is provided to initiate discussion of topics that may be difficult to ask in class. Guidance is provided on physical and emotional questions in a safe, supportive environment. Family Life classes are separated by gender in fourth and fifth grades because of the differences in development at these ages and for ease of discussion.
Sexual health educators affiliated with Planned Parenthood meet with classes in sixth through eighth grades. A wide range of topics are covered that include the physical, social and emotional development of students in these grades.
The School also engages a trainer from FCD (Freedom from Chemical Dependency) to meet with middle school students as well as their parents and the faculty.