The New School of Montpelier believes that in order for students to succeed they need to feel a sense of safety and belonging. The New School of Montpelier uses the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, Competency) Framework to inform the clinical programming. This framework was initially developed for those that have experienced trauma, however the guiding principles of the framework are supportive for all students to succeed.

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Mindfulness is defined as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgementally” (Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn). There is growing research around the effectiveness of Mindfulness in schools in improving regulation, decreasing stress and improving academic functioning. The New School of Montpelier is in the beginning stages of using Mindfulness Practices within our school.


Handle With Care

The New School of Montpelier is trained in Handle With Care Behavior Management System for crisis intervention. The Handle with Care Philosophy is, “Helping schools and organizations create a therapeutic milieu or classroom that is emotionally safe, physically safe and personally empowering for everyone in it”. For more information visit their website at: