Since its founding 40 years ago, School of the Nations understands that academic knowledge and social-emotional skills are integral parts of education and human development. To develop and educate world citizens capable of managing their emotions and achieving personal and collective goals and success, we offer a social-emotional learning curriculum based on authentic experiences within a partnership involving families, the school, and community.
Our social-emotional learning curriculum is based on high-quality, evidence-based research from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (also referred to as CASEL). It is also aligned with the Brazilian Base Nacional Comum Curricular (also called BNCC), which outlines the set of essential learning all students are expected to develop from early childhood through high school.
In the classroom from early childhood through high school, we intentionally seek to develop emotional intelligence and social-emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, interpersonal skills, and responsible decision-making. These skills are taught at different stages of development and contribute to the formation of children and adolescents who are empowered and able to co-create safe, responsible, respectful, healthy, and just communities.
Studies carried out over decades show that students who take part in social-emotional education programs are more successful academically, behave more positively, are better equipped to manage stress and emotions, and develop more positive attitudes toward themselves, others, and their school. Skills students learn in our social-emotional programs such as creativity, critical thinking, logical reasoning, problem-solving and interpersonal relationships are essential to their healthy, successful personal, academic, and professional lives.