High School Courses

Health & Wellness

The Dalton Health and Wellness Program is designed to meet student developmental needs in their Middle and High School years. Various health topics comprise the curriculum, categorized under four pillars: nutrition, sexuality, mental health and substance use. To supplement the Health and Wellness curriculum, assembly guest speakers, enrichment sessions with experts in current topics and parent information coffees and media presentations complete the program. 

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  • Health 10

    This health course is structured to provide students with a body of knowledge regarding relevant health issues to help navigate through the various challenges in mental health, substance use, nutrition, and sexual health including relationships. The course will investigate health concerns that are prevalent in school and the U.S through self-reflection and media literacy. The course will take on a sociological lens in evaluating the impacts of health and become well-equipped physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially to make healthy choices.

    Grading is Pass/Fail
    Fall or Spring Semester Course
  • Health 12

    Through courageous conversations about health in its most holistic and comprehensive form, this course challenges students to step back, understand, evaluate, step in, and contribute their truth to the classroom. Through self-reflection and intentional moments, they will assess various perspectives and determine which parallel their authentic selves while being challenged to recognize what barriers are present. With senior year being the end of a milestone and the transition into the start of a new one, it is the hope of the course that they will be able to define not what “healthy” is but what “healthy” is for them.

    Grading is Pass/Fail
    Fall or Spring Semester Course


  • Photo of Justine Fonte
    Justine Fonte
    Director of Health and Wellness
    University of California at San Diego - B.A.
    University of Hawai`i-Manoa - M.Ed.
    Columbia University - M.P.H.
  • Photo of Crystal McCreary
    Crystal McCreary
    Health Educator 6-12
212.423.5200 | info@dalton.org
(K-3) 53 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128
(4-12) 108 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128