A few months ago, St. Andrew’s completed a research study with researchers from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. This study, the first of its kind, showed that happiness plays a critical role in learning. Now, the study is beginning to gain a higher profile. Just this week, the Harvard Gazette featured a piece on the study, which affirms the long-held belief by St. Andrew’s teachers and administrators – that you don’t have to be miserable to get a good education.
In fact, quite the opposite is true, which is why St. Andrew’s intentionality when it comes to keeping students happy is so crucial to preparing our students for college and life.