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At Bruriah, students benefit from a caring, compassionate and fully integrated Guidance Department.  Our team of highly trained and licensed professionals works with all students to develop a healthy social-emotional well being.

Through our comprehensive health curriculum students are empowered to make good choices in life at Bruriah, at home and in the world.  Our multi-tiered guidance staff ensures that students have professionals they know and trust to help them along life’s journey.  Students learn to develop skills, confront and work through challenges, and seek help in a safe and supportive environment.

Our incredible guidance team also works with parents, educators, the school administration, and independent mental-health professionals to ensure that every student receives the support they need to succeed.

Should you have any questions about our Guidance Department, Health Curriculum, or related information, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Guidance, Dr. Shoshana Friedman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here is a sampling of the topics covered in our health curriculum by grade:

9th Grade

  • Introduction
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management, Study Skills
  • Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship and Reputation
  • Relationship Building
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Relationships - Shalom Task Force

10th Grade

  • Substances and Compulsive Behaviors
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Body Image - The Body Project
  • Anger Management

11th Grade

  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Positive living
  • Self Perception
  • Healthy Eating

12th Grade

  • Goal Review
  • Relationships
  • Domestic Violence - Shalom Task Force