Welcome to School Without Suffering

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What We Do

At School Without Suffering, we equip students who experience anxiety with the tools and skills they need to be successful and happy.

We provide courses, coaching, and community to help students meet their goals and feel good doing it. Our programs are for all students, and we specialize in supporting those with challenges in the following areas: executive functioning, anxiety around school or learning, ADHD, learning differences, and twice-exceptionality (2E).
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Why We Do It

We believe that with the right tools and support, all students can thrive in school and in life.

Beyond improving grades and test scores, our mission is to provide life-long tools that learners can use to take control over their external and internal stressors, increase their self-efficacy, and fully realize their unique potential.
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Why We're Committed To This Work

  • 70% of teens say that anxiety and depression are a major problem among people their age in the community where they live. An additional 26% say it’s a minor problem.

    Pew Research Center, February 2019 “Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers”

  • 61% of teens say they personally feel a lot of pressure to get good grades, and another 27% say they feel some pressure to do so.

    Pew Research Center, February 2019 “Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers”

  • With an increased emphasis test scores, today's youth can feel pressure to succeed in ways previous generations did not. In 2016, 41% of incoming college freshmen said they feel "overwhelmed" by all they have to do, compared with 28% in 2000 and 18% in 1985.

    Higher Education Institute, 2016 "The American Freshman: Fifty-Year Trends 1966–2015"

Join the Work

To have a lasting effect for all students, we’ll need to impact the culture of schooling. And for that, we need a coalition.

We want to work with parents, students, educators, academics, allied professionals, and other invested community members to envision and enact change. The first step to building this coalition is getting the word out. Our first public initiative, the School Without Suffering Pledge, is aimed at building awareness and broad commitment to our mission. Ready to get involved?
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The Student Membership

The School Without Suffering Student Membership is an online support community for students who experience anxiety.

Using an empathetic neuroscience-based approach, we teach students to set themselves up for success and more calmly handle challenges that come their way. With reliable support over time, students maintain robust systems and routines to improve their academic performance and feel better doing it.
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