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Student Wellness

At St. Mary's Academy, we're dedicated to nurturing the complete students. Through our Student Wellness programs, we offer guidance and empower students to cultivate essential social and emotional skills, ensuring they lead joyful, well-rounded, and purposeful lives.

The highest priority at St. Mary's Academy is ensure our students' and communities' safety. Working with nationally recognized experts in school safety and security, we have implemented several initiatives around building access,  cameras including around the entire perimeter, cyber security, emergency notification system, monthly drills, Red Bag Toolkit, and more. 

We also contract with Cherry Hills Village Police Department to employ a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO), Officer Lenny. The SRO is on campus during school hours, acts an an informal mentor, provides an enforcement presence on campus, and collaborates with first responders as a resource for safety and security issues.

Student Services and Safety at St. Mary's

Through departments and services, like our counselors, learning specialists, Health Hub and school nurse, and our full-time SRO, we ensure their physical and emotional health so they can step into the classroom ready to engage and learn.

What is Social and Emotional Learning? 

"Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions."

-From the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Student Services and Safety Team

Officer Lenny Abeyta

Officer Lenny Abeyta

School Resource Officer
Jennifer Bard

Jennifer Bard

School Nurse
Kyle Berg

Kyle Berg

Lower and Middle School Counselor

Kate Gulick

High School Learning Specialist
Carol LaRocque, LPC, HTR

Carol LaRocque, LPC, HTR

Lower and Middle School Counselor
Julie May

Julie May

High School Counselor and Wellness Coordinator