Social and emotional learning is a cornerstone of the student experience at SCDS. Starting in the Lower School, students learn to build relationships with one another, identify and regulate their emotions, and contribute to a diverse community. In the Intermediate School, students learn the neuroscience behind emotions and participate in group activities that foster cooperative leadership and communication skills. In the middle school's advisory program, students continue to explore creativity, empathy, and the role of technology in their lives. This social and emotional education is tailored for SCDS's gifted population and its positive impact can be felt far beyond any one classroom. 

We also believe supporting our parent community is just as important as developing social and emotional skills in our students. Parents can find many resources at SCDS, including a Parent Education Committee that hosts renowned guest speakers and Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted Children (SENG), a parent support group led by our school counselor. 

Two Kindergarten Boys Play at Recess
Ms. Ayala and Students Discuss a Spanish Exercise
Two Middle School Girls Team Up in Tech Class