We believe that when faculty create deeply caring relationships, peers are actively taught empathy and reflection, and students are stewarded in on-the-ground actions in support of their community and environment, deep caring is nurtured and reinforced. What does that look like?
Mead has a weekly values curriculum that covers topic including empathy, perspective taking, social justice, equity, and inclusion.
Time is carved out in weekly schedules to reflect individually and in groups on friends, community, and global issues.
Mead outdoors is an initiative that celebrates and explores topics on environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Community partnerships provide opportunities for Mead students to learn about local needs and take action that directly impacts their area.
A weekly K-8 student-led sharing assembly provides a regular opportunity for students to get to know one another better by showcasing strengths and passions, and lending a voice to topics that personally matter.