Yet, many elite colleges and high schools continue to see high achieving students struggling with anxiety, depression, and burnout. It’s why Thacher works continuously to cultivate and nurture a balance between achievement and excellence and health and happiness.
Promoting and supporting Healthy Living
across our programs plays a big part in this. Wellness resources like yoga and meditation, year-by-year programming that connects students with tools and resources for finding and maintaining a healthy balance in their lives, and the availability of professional mental health counselors all help support student well-being.
Many programs that support community health and happiness have long been part of Thacher life. In the Outdoor Program
, wilderness trips offer energizing challenges and a chance to connect meaningfully with ourselves, each other, and the natural world. Up at the barns and out on the trails, students in the Horse Program
are similarly faced with exciting new challenges, real risks, and real responsibilities, inspiring them to have confidence in their own abilities and draw strength from the support networks around them. Required Arts
Programs provide constructive and stimulating outlets for student energy and expression.
The result is not only happier students, but students who are inspired, fulfilled, and ready to follow where their sense of purpose and intention takes them.