Mindfulness Initiative with Roxbury Latin School

This program explores mindfulness as an effective tool to help students cope and succeed as the complexities of social engagement, pressures of school/life, and distractions of technology play a significant role in their daily lives.

Students will learn how practicing mindfulness can enhance their productivity, focus, and preparedness in school, the arts, athletics, relationships, and daily life.

October 2021

The program combines mindful activities (such as breathing exercises), guided meditation and reflection time,group/partner work, and discussions. Students will learn mindful strategies and tools to:

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Relieve and manage stress and anxiety
  • Improve self-regulation
  • Identify helpful and positive thinking patterns
  • Enhance focus and awareness
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Boost performance
  • Adopt sustainable and healthy habits

About Roxbury Latin School

Roxbury Latin School was founded in 1645, in the reign of King Charles I, by John Eliot. Modeled on the English grammar school, Younger boys studied preparatory subjects—reading, writing, and arithmetic—while older students moved on to Latin grammar, a prerequisite for entrance to Harvard, the Massachusetts Bay colony’s only college.

Each year, they seek to admit boys who would thrive in a challenging, rewarding, and supportive environment that emphasizes character development, academic excellence, and broad extracurricular involvement.

They actively strive for racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic diversity in their student body and admit boys of different backgrounds. The rich diversity—of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas—makes for a more substantive and meaningful educational experience, for each student. Read More

Ivy Child TeamMindfulness Initiative with Roxbury Latin School