At CSG, we help each student develop the skills and strategies necessary to realize her unique academic, physical, emotional, and social potential.
Our school counselors work with students to foster social skills, conflict resolution, and resilience skills. By taking a holistic approach to wellness and tending to the needs of the whole child, we help instill in our students core competencies that serve them in the classroom and beyond: effective communication, analytical thinking, balance, leadership, global thinking, and creative problem solving.
Laying the foundation
Children in the PYC through Form V meet weekly with Counselor Betsy Esser to work on social skills. Lower School students also participate in Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization with programming that promotes girl empowerment through running and life skills.
Building on fundamentals
Middle- and Upper School students regularly participate in Advisory groups with Counselor Serena Lett and Faculty Member and Director of the Center for Girls’ and Young Women’s Leadership Dr. Emily Krichbaum. Advisory covers everything from socio-emotional development to study skills, giving students the tools they need to succeed at CSG and beyond. The Center is also creating a leadership development curriculum to be embedded in Upper School advisory plans. This curriculum centers on developing CSG's leadership core competencies of authenticity, open-mindedness and empathy, clear communication, courage, resilience, and service. In addition to continuing their socio-emotional development, students also learn about suicide prevention through a partnership with Children’s Hospital.
Focusing on Mind + Body
Physical wellness is approached holistically at CSG with a focus on nutrition and physical exercise. P.E. starts for students at age 3. Swimming lessons are available for students in the PYC and Lower School, and water aerobics are offered for Middle School students. A variety of organized sport opportunities are available from Form II through Form XII.