Social Emotional Learning Program


At Barry school we use a research based program called Second Step to help our students learn skills for social and academic success.  The program is supported by music and videos, take-home activities, and stories kids relate to.  The developmentally appropriate Second Step lessons have helped teachers instill social-emotional skills in their students for over 20 years.

The program is broken down into these three grade levels. 


Early Learning

Your youngest learners will benefit more from preschool and be better prepared for kindergarten with self-regulation and executive-function skills that help them pay attention, remember directions, and control their behavior.
Explore our program for preschool and pre/K


Students in grades K–5 continue developing their social-emotional skills—including making friends, managing emotions, and solving problems—to set them on the path for social success and academic readiness.
Learn more about SEL for grades K–5

Middle School

Middle-schoolers are better prepared to navigate adolescence with communication, coping, and decision-making skills that help them make good choices and avoid pitfalls, such as peer pressure, substance abuse, and bullying.