School Life

Wellness Initiative

About the Wellness Initiative

Rippowam Cisqua School launched a school-wide wellness initiative in August, 2017. Wellness is defined as an “active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” (National Wellness Institute, n.d.) Inspired and informed by this definition and the six-dimension model of wellness proposed by the National Wellness Institute, Brooks Eleck, Iman Rasti, and Nicole Levy, RCS Wellness Co-Directors, have set out to raise awareness and build a common language around this theme for the entire community. To that end, they ran a workshop for the entire faculty and staff in August and a wellness workshop for parents in October. Our wellness team will continue with the initiative by running a series of wellness retreats on both campuses where students will participate in a variety of carefully designed activities to fully understand and experience different dimensions of wellness.   

Meet the Wellness Team

List of 4 members.

  • Brooks Eleck 

    Associate Director of Secondary School Placement; Upper Campus Humanities & Language Arts Teacher
  • Katrina Harriman 

    Upper Campus Humanities & Language Arts Teacher; Co-Director Wellness Initiative
  • Nicole Levy 

    Kindergarten Teacher; Co-Director Wellness Initiative
  • Dr. Iman Rasti 

    Grade 7 Humanities Teacher; Co-Director Wellness Initiative
The Rippowam Cisqua School Wellness Initiative is a school-wide program aiming to empower all its members to be consciously aware of and make choices toward living a healthy and happy life. 
Lower Campus (PreK-Grade 4)
325 West Patent Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
phone: (914) 244-1200
Upper Campus (Grades 5-9)
439 Cantitoe Street 
Bedford, NY 10506
phone: (914) 244-1250
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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