“This is EXACTLY what we needed. I would describe this as the greatest gift principals could provide for their faculty and staff.”

– Maurice Harper
High School Principal, San Francisco, CA

Build a Mindfulness Program at Your School

If you’re looking to positively shift the culture at your school and create a sustainable foundation for social, emotional, and academic learning, Mindful Schools is here to help you. Our team of educators has experience implementing mindfulness programs across the U.S. and our program is designed to meet the unique needs of school communities.

Are you planning ahead for the 2022-2023 school year? Wonderful! Our 2022-2023 catalog of offerings for school partnerships will be available this spring. Please indicate your timeline when you contact our team, below. We look forward to connecting soon.

Contact our team to learn about extra support for your school community.

Impact Stories

Five high school teachers at San Francisco’s June Jordan School for Equity participated in Mindful Schools training as part of a grant from the LIGHT Awards program. They reflect on how their own experience of mindfulness is foundational in cultivating positive schoolwide cultures.

A high school student shares how mindfulness helped him to address his experiences of anxiety, depression, and overwhelm. Dylan’s teacher is a graduate of Mindful Schools’ 101 and 201 courses as well as the year-long Mindful Teacher Certification Program.

Contact our team to learn about extra support for your school community.

Mindful Schools supports schools to: 

  • Integrate mindfulness into existing structures, common practices, and norms
  • Prevent teacher burnout by sharing practices to help educators feel more calm, effective, connected, and resilient
  • Use mindfulness to create a foundation for existing school initiatives to become more effective
  • Leverage mindfulness to build on the strengths and values of your school
  • Build welcoming, joyful, and effective learning environments
  • Improve school social-emotional well-being

Our support services include:

  • Personalized Support: We provide an Account Specialist to answer questions and provide implementation guidance
  • Cohort Learning: We enroll your community members together to encourage greater learning, discussion, and peer support
  • Specialized Services: Contact us to learn about our intake process, readiness assessment, and LIVE webinars for schools

We help determine the right approach for your school:

  • Mindful Schools has experience working in a variety of school settings to create programs that build on the strengths of the community and address their unique needs. Our ongoing direct-service work with partner schools in California’s Bay Area informs our approach to cultivate more kind, resilient, and equitable schoolwide cultures.
  • We encourage schools to use The Mindful Schools Rubric to take stock of your existing mindfulness programming and identify the next steps that best suit your goals.

Helpful resources to get started:

What Our School Partners Say

“Mindfulness has been a very powerful experience for my staff. My work with Mindful Schools helped me reach a better understanding of how mindfulness could be taught to children and profoundly affect the culture of a whole school. Students who practice mindfulness are more aware of how to regulate their own thoughts and behaviors and have empathy for others.”

   – Kit Flynn
Principal, Ann Arbor, MI

“Napa Valley Unified School District has been partnering with Mindful Schools for the past few years, enrolling over 50 employees from various school sites throughout our district. As a group, NVUSD employees have enrolled in Mindfulness Fundamentals, Mindful Educator Essentials, and even the Year Long Certification program. At each step of the process, from enrollment, to participation, to even the nitty-gritty details of discounts and purchase orders, our colleagues at Mindful Schools have been highly motivated, engaged, and detailed in their support of our efforts to integrate mindfulness in our K- 12 public school system. Without their committed collaboration, and exceptional programmatic platform, our ability to build a systemic, grassroots mindfulness movement in our district would be greatly hindered. We not only consider the team at Mindful Schools to be an invaluable resource, we also consider them to be colleagues and friends.”

Michael Coughlin and Pam Walton
Special Education Administrator and Teacher
Napa Valley Unified School District, CA

“We are the largest high school district in Northern California serving 24,000 students. I worked with Mindful Schools to bring mindfulness into my district by providing staff with access to the Mindfulness Foundations course, so they can be more healthy and reduce anxiety and stress — and then, bring mindfulness into the classroom to reduce stress in the classroom.

I’m very pleased with the overall quality of the course materials and the level of support that Mindful Schools provides students and graduates. The Mindful Schools group registration process made things extremely easy for me to register my staff this summer. We had absolutely no issues with the 76 staff members who signed up for the Foundations course.

Mindful Schools allows all of the reading material and the audio to be downloaded to support on-going personal practice as well as the curriculum for your classroom. It cannot get much easier!”

Chris Funk
District Superintendent
East Side Union High School District, San Jose, CA

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