Social Emotional Learning

Our approach to social emotional learning promotes students’ wellness in a number of ways, including creating opportunities to engage in joyful experiences with peers and teachers while learning how to cope with life’s challenges. 

Research tells us that adolescent brains literally grow, or undergo positive changes, during social interactions. We also know that social-emotional intelligence and awareness are essential to success in the 21st century. PATH, our weekly advisory period, provides opportunity to go deeply into discussions on topics of character, ethics, life skills, and goal setting.

List of 1 items.

  • PATH

    PATH is an advisory discussion group usually made up of 8-10 students in multiple grade levels. Each PATH group has an advisor, or Sherpa, who acts as discussion facilitator each cycle on D days. Discussions focus on topics of character, social and emotional intelligence, and other subjects of the wider world. The purpose of the group meetings is to encourage students to think beyond the academic and beyond their individual experiences to foster a sense of purpose and greater meaning in their lives.
    Why is it called PATH? In popular culture, many people think independent schools  prepare a path for their students. At York, we’re focused on preparing our students for their paths by helping them develop the kind of non-cognitive life skills – resiliency, determination, grit, empathy – that will help them navigate their future.


List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Tritia Moneypenny

    Tritia Moneypenny 

    8th Grade Dean, Academic Coach, Service Learning Coordinator
  • Photo of Dean Partlow

    Dean Partlow 

    Director of College Counseling, 12th Grade Dean
  • Photo of Joyce Sherry

    Joyce Sherry 

    Counselor for Student Health and Well-Being, English


York School

9501 York Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-372-7338
Fax: 831-372-8055
We inspire and prepare a diverse community of creative, independent thinkers.
Since 1959, York School has created an exceptional college-prep experience for our youth: inspiring them to develop intellectual curiosity; challenging them to create and try new things; and preparing them to be passionate contributors in college and in life.