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Leading the Way: STS Alumnus is Lakeside's Student Body President
St. Thomas School

As talented as he is humble, Lakeside School senior, Sebastian Alfonso has a future of limitless potential in his academic, athletic and professional endeavors. As he continues to develop his leadership skills on the track, in the pool and at school, Sebastian looks back on his time at St. Thomas School (STS) with gratitude for its role in shaping his confidence and providing him with the humility to ask for a helping hand.

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Developing Socialization Skills for Preschool
Nancy Myles, Director of the Early Learning Center & Extended Day

While many parents are eager to see their children read, write, and recite their ABCs, during the preschool years, children's brains are wired to learn social emotional skills. By focusing first on how to manage their emotions and to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others, parents will be setting their children up for the academic learning to come.


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Teaching Mindfulness in a Digitally Connected Culture
Dr. Kirk Wheeler, Head of School

We take pride in our school's commitment to the development of the whole child, and a large part of that includes supporting social emotional learning and introducing our children to the concepts of mindfulness, reflection, and meditation. Encouraging these practices and taking time to part from our increasingly distracting digital society can support mental resilience.

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