Having access to support from the school at my fingertips made all the difference when our daughter was younger. I am grateful to have the chance to offer the same to our community.

EMI CANAHUATI,

PARENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

Emi Canahuati

HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

OUR COMPREHENSIVE HUMAN SEXUALITY PROGRAM

As part of Abintra’s commitment to science-based holistic education, the curriculum integrates age and developmentally appropriate education about sexuality.

At Abintra we believe that:

  1. Sexuality is a lifelong, natural, and integral part of being human.

  2. Children and young people deserve access to positive, accurate, and age-and-developmentally appropriate information about sexuality.

  3. Access to positive sexuality education produces what our society needs: sexually healthy adolescents and adults.

For lessons and guidance, we use the National Standards for Sexuality Education to guide the information provided.

LOWER SCHOOL (AGES 3-6)

In the Lower School children learn:

  • To use correct names for all body parts in the context of personal care and bathroom

  • About personal boundaries

  • About how families come to be and grow and respecting different kinds of families

  • To manage, make, and maintain friendships

  • To communicate respectfully

  • How living things reproduce

  • To communicate feelings

  • That they have a right to accept or refuse touches like hugs, handholding, and playing tag, etc.

  • What touches are appropriate and in what contexts.

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UPPER SCHOOL (AGES 7-14)

In the Upper School students learn:

  • To manage friendships and communication

  • The physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes that occur during puberty and adolescence

  • To identify trusted adults as resources

  • Science-based information on healthy behaviors that prevent STIs and pregnancy

  • Research skills to identify accurate medically based information

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