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, Katrina Harriman and Nicole Levy, RCS Wellness Coordinators, have set out to raise awareness and build a common language around this theme for the entire school community. Activities and events the Wellness Team has organized for faculty and staff include regular barre and yoga classes, fall hikes, paddle tennis parties, Tibetan singing bowls concerts, and Mindfulness workshops. RCS students have the opportunity to participate in the initiative through yoga classes, hands on gardening activities with the Garden Club, and mindfulness activities.

Meet the Wellness Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Katrina Harriman

    Katrina Harriman 

    Upper Campus Humanities Teacher, Upper Campus Wellness Coordinator
  • Photo of Nicole Levy

    Nicole Levy 

    Kindergarten Teacher, Lower Campus Wellness Coordinator
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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