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Student WellnessKent Denver devotes education and resources to empower students with tools to navigate their life experiences. Whether it is supporting students in how to approach conflict or to manage their time effectively, our wellness program creates a foundation to develop lifelong, healthy habits.

Powered by the Scobie Institute for Wellness, Kent Denver's wellness programs touch every aspect of school life. From an advisory curriculum and our required wellness seminar that engage students with age-appropriate activities to encourage social and emotional growth, to our frequent use of outside speakers and experts in child and adolescent psychology, we help students incorporate wellness in all they do. 

Our 13-person wellness team includes three school counselors, two learning specialists, a school nurse and grade-level deans. Together, they provide encouragement, support and guidance to students, teachers and families during challenging times, joyful times and everything in between.

When our students need a little extra love and affection, they can also visit our trained therapy dog, Bilbo Waggins! Bilbo loves pets and snuggles and is always happy to greet friends in Mr. Bradley Jackson's office and around campus.

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Wellness for Everyone

Wellness is woven into our curriculum at Kent Denver. Every student from 6th to 12th grade participates in a required seminar course, which includes lessons in health education and well-being. These courses are taught by members of the wellness team, giving students an opportunity to get to know every member of our support staff and to learn evidence-based health education to set them up for success in and out of the classroom. Beyond that, students in grades 10-12 also have the opportunity to expand their study of wellness by adding a variety of electives to their schedules. Explore these wellness course offerings.

Kent Denver also highly values well-being for our student-athletes. Learn more about the mind and performance on our Athletics & Wellness page.

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Scobie Institute for Wellness

As a core component of student life, wellness at Kent Denver extends beyond the classroom. Each year, we bring a number of renowned experts in child and adolescent psychology to campus to equip our faculty/staff, families and community with tools to improve their understanding of important wellness topics. Please see our Scobie Institute for Wellness Speaker Series for a list of recent and upcoming events. Everyone is invited to campus to hear from these amazing experts! Current families can find additional wellness resources on the Parent Portal.

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Scobie Center for Student Life

Inside Upper School South, you’ll find a welcoming nook where students can take a quiet moment, catch up with friends between classes and hang out with everyone’s favorite Sun Devil, Bilbo Waggins. Named after our Associate Head of School for Program, Priscilla Scobie, the Scobie Center for Student Life is a space purposefully designed to invite students in.

Meet Our Student Wellness Team

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