This case study explores how The Pegasus School integrated The Social Institute to help students, faculty, and parents navigate the evolving intersection of student well-being, technology, and social media. The Pegasus School opened in 1984 as a small school for academically gifted children. The school’s founder, Dr. Laura Hathaway, dreamed of creating a community that balanced academic studies and social and emotional intelligence within a student-centered curriculum. Today, the co-ed day school located 35 miles south of Los Angeles attracts a diverse student population of nearly 600 PreK-8 students.
The Pegasus School’s Challenges
- How do we improve student well-being in a way that fits our student-centric culture and resonates with students?
- How do we easily integrate into an established academic curriculum?
- How do we equitably teach social media education to a diverse student body?
- How do we support our parents who are seeking help with social media guidance for their children?