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Social-emotional learning is the process of understanding and managing emotions, setting and achieving positive goals, feeling and showing empathy for others, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and making responsible decisions. This is a critical part of the education of children and teens.  

New Story Schools integrates Social-emotional learning into all aspects of the academic day through: 

  • Lessons designed to enhance students’ social and emotional competence 

  • Teaching practices such as cooperative learning and project-based learning 

  • Integration of SEL and academic curriculum 

  • Strategies to promote SEL as a schoolwide initiative that creates a climate and culture conducive to learning 

Benefits of Social-Emotional Learning include: 

  • Positive social behavior 

  • Less emotional distress 

  • Improved academic performance 

  • Fewer behavior problems 

  • Improved Attitudes 

Other Services

Learn more about our other Educational Services and Behavioral and Therapeutic Services below.

Smiling counselor providing emotional support to a student at a special education school.


The goal of counseling at New Story Schools is to enhance the student’s participation...

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Trauma Informed Approach

A trauma informed approach shifts the focus from what the behavior of concern...

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Special education middle school boy pronouncing sentences with a speech therapist.

Speech and Language Therapy

Many New Story Schools students benefit from our speech and language...

Learn More Click here to learn about our related service of speech therapy.