Every Child Needs a Little Harmony

Imagine a classroom where students are empowered to communicate, cooperate, connect, embrace diversity, and resolve conflict — that’s a Sanford Harmony classroom. Schools and organizations across the country are utilizing the no-cost Sanford Harmony social emotional learning (SEL) program to build healthy relationships 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 7.7 million children through more than 140,000 classrooms and 17,000 organizations nationwide.


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




CASEL SELect Program

Sanford Harmony is a CASEL SELect program, aligned to the five core SEL competencies from The Collaborative to Advance 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%.

A mother and daughter hugging with big smiles on their faces

Kudos to the creators of the Harmony curriculum for getting it right! It is working for us. We are grateful for your willingness to respond to our needs!

Jo Ann Simmons Counselor, Holy Family Catholic School, Florida
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

Denny Sanford, one of the country’s most generous philanthropists, has donated $100 million to National University to help make Sanford Harmony’s social emotional learning (SEL) program available to every Pre-K-6 child nationwide and at no cost to teachers, schools, districts and organizations.

Harmony in your classroom or
organization is just one step away!