Personal qualities known as Life Skills are woven into the daily fabric of the curriculum and inform every aspect of the elementary school program.
As students master these skills, they gain ease with others and life transitions, adapting to change and challenges, preparing them to continue progressing through Wildwood’s middle school program and beyond.
An emphasis on Life Skills is woven into all elementary students' days and later reinforced with the Habits of Mind and Heart in the middle and upper school programs, which lay a solid foundation for authentic lifelong learning.
The Life Skills* include the following:
Integrity: honesty, sincerity, soundness of moral principle
Common Sense: using good judgment
Courage: learning to overcome fear when faced with challenges
Patience: being able to wait calmly
Curiosity: wanting to learn more
Sense of Humor: laughing and playing without harming others
Responsibility: taking initiative, being accountable
Flexibility: being able to adapt
Effort: doing one’s personal best
Problem-Solving: creating solutions for challenging situations
Perseverance: to continue despite obstacles
Organizing: planning, arranging, implementing
Interpersonal Skills: respect, caring for others, good manners, cooperating, making friends
Initiative: ability to originate or follow through with a task
Tolerance: recognizing and respecting other points of view
*based on the work of Susan Kovalik