Student Support

Social Emotional Learning

Catholic schools recognize students as unique individuals and strive to meet their social-emotional needs above and beyond academic learning. Many of our students are experiencing mounting mental health and social-emotional challenges, attributed to the isolation and stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our mission to develop the whole child, the Office of Catholic Schools provides guidance to school staff on responding to the social-emotional needs of our students, with the goal of providing a safe, constructive environment for learning and building relationships.

All principals in our Catholic schools have access to a crisis hotline to support students and families facing mental health challenges. Many schools also provide resources around stress management, mindfulness, and social emotional instruction in one-on-one, small group, and whole classroom settings to help students be successful in school.

The best way to determine if an archdiocesan school is a good fit for your child with social-emotional needs is:

  • Determine which schools you are interested in attending. Review each school’s website for available information about Social Emotional Learning.
  • Contact the enrollment team at your preferred schools to learn more. Request a meeting with the school principal to discuss your child’s specific needs.
  • Contact the Office of Catholic Schools for additional information, if needed, at 312.534.5200