Health & Wellness
The primary goal of the LAS Health Center is to support the overall health and wellness of our students so that they can fully participate in boarding school life. Staffed with nurses and counselors, the Health Center is able to offer 24/7 care to students who are unwell but strives to minimize disruption to their academics and activities whenever possible. Central to the operations of the LAS Health Center is its mission statement:
" The Health Center's mission is to provide holistic healthcare to the students of LAS, including preventative measures, treatment of illnesses, accidents, and mental health issues. The Health Center staff strive to promote continuity of care as well as cultural sensitivity, collaborating with all departments within the school as well as local healthcare providers to achieve an optimum standard of care for each and every student, while striving to minimize the disruption to academics and after-school activities. "
There are several ways in which the Health Center's work reflects the philosophy, objectives, and core values of LAS. The Health Center staff promote community harmony by providing care and support when students are sick or injured. They strive to put students first and are always aware of the cultural diversity of the student population when providing care. They also act as a system of support, working to ensure the wellbeing of each student so that they can continue reaching their fullest potential.
As a part of LAS's comprehensive approach to wellbeing we connect students with a strong mental health support system. LAS has a number of faculty members in place to provide a consistent presence and support to students including dorm staff and Faculty Family parents. We also have two counselors on staff who are available to assist students with daily challenges and life crises. When necessary, LAS works closely with professional psychologists and other mental health professionals within the community to help students cope with challenging and ongoing emotional issues or necessary assessments. All services are kept confidential.