Saint Paul's School
Peer Education Program
The Peer Education is in its seventh year at St. Paul’s School.
After completing a rigorous application and interview process, thirteen
or fourteen Peer Educators are selected from the junior class They
teach six lessons a year on topics of their choice.
Peer Ed Training – Introduction
Training is done in three hour blocks of
time two consecutive afternoons during the third week in August.
We coordinate our training with athletic try-outs. In this way,
our students are on campus and, after their athletic try-outs, they
attend our training sessions. Since classes haven’t begun,
the peer educators are fresh, unstressed and focused.
The first day is spent having the group bond
as well as revisiting what it means to be a sixth grader. On the
second day of training, the peer educators teach a lesson, and the
faculty coordinators demonstrate strategies for handling various
The peer educators prepare and teach a lesson
each month. We create the lesson on Monday night, teach Tuesday
morning, and debrief immediately after the lesson. This organizational
plan has worked well thus far.