What is Sanford Harmony?

Sanford Harmony is a social emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster communication, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom, and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.

US map that reflects the presence of Harmony across the US.

Is Your Child’s School a Harmony School?

Sanford Harmony is the fastest growing social emotional learning (SEL) program in the country, impacting more than 8 million children through more than 18,000 schools and sites nationwide.

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What is Social Emotional Learning?

Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for being a healthy adult. This includes problem-solving skills, as well as teaching kids to embrace diversity and build healthy relationships that will last well into adulthood.

Sanford Harmony Focus Themes

Diversity & Inclusion

Empathy &
Critical Thinking

Communication

Problem
Solving

Peer
Relationships

CASEL SELect Program

Sanford Harmony is a CASEL SELect program, aligned to the five core SEL competencies from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the nation’s top evaluator of SEL evidence-based programs. SEL interventions that address CASEL’s five core competencies like the Sanford Harmony program have been shown to increase students’ academic performance by 13%.

Bill De Blasio, Mayor, New York City, New York

“We couldn’t go to the next level without really doubling down on social emotional learning and we have an opportunity to get it right here in the nation’s largest city.”

Bill De Blasio
Mayor, New York City, New York

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T. Denny Sanford headshot

“I can think of no better return on investment than supporting a program that can change the lives of children.”
T. Denny Sanford, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

T. Denny Sanford, one of the country’s most generous philanthropists, is dedicated to making the Sanford Harmony social emotional learning program available to every PreK-6 child nationwide. Through his collaboration with the private, nonprofit San Diego-based National University System, Sanford Harmony is being expanded nationally at no cost to teachers, schools, districts and nonprofit organizations.

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