Compassionate Schools Project

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Compassionate Schools Project

The Compassionate Schools Project ( is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of a 21st century health and wellness curriculum. Facilitating the integrated development of mind and body, the project interweaves support in academic achievement, mental fitness, health, and compassionate character.

The research aims to have a major impact on children’s education nationwide in terms of academic performance, physical education, character development. With public elementary schools in Louisville, Kentucky — the 28th-largest district in the U.S. — as its proving ground, the findings will be applicable nationwide.

The Compassionate Schools Project is a partnership between the University of Virginia and the Jefferson County Public Schools, with support from Louisville Metro Government and financial support from philanthropic giving.