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.
The STS Student Outplacement Program helps demystify the often complicated high school selection and application process. Through an array of resources, guidance, and support, the program assists students in identifying their top choice schools, then prepares them for any testing, interviewing, and/or essay-writing required in the admissions process.
Parents and educators who focus on an all-inclusive and whole-child approach to early learning and development will best prepare children for success in kindergarten and throughout their lives.
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.
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.