An SCH education is focused on preparing students for college as well as life beyond by attending to their social-emotional and intellectual development. Building the skills and mental attitudes that enable our students to overcome challenges, take intellectual risks, persevere in the face of obstacles, find the positive lessons from failure, and be optimistic and empathetic are essential to a productive, happy, engaged life. The teaching of resiliency is grounded in school-wide mindfulness, regular discussions in advisories and classes, and special projects that help to cultivate these qualities. Students learn about resiliency in and out of the classroom. Our faculty are committed to the delicate balance of challenge and support, allowing our students vast opportunities to exercise their resiliency in and out of the classroom. Through assignments and projects, on the athletic fields, and in advisory discussions, the benefits of these life-affirming skills are explained and their development encouraged.