Manhattan Hunter Science High School

Manhattan Hunter Science High School is one of the most ethnically diverse free public schools in New York City. Its rigorous, demanding 9-12 curriculum, strong teaching, and innovative programs include college level courses, a black-box theater, orchestra program, robotics team, art exhibitions, research, and community service. Although students thrive in this challenging school, they also experience the pressures of intense academics and college ambitions. Principal Kevin Froner has introduced stress reduction and community building practices such as Mindfulness and, more recently, Breath-Body-Mind. The students produced their own video about how they use these mind-body methods to become more aware of their own emotions, reduce stress, calm down, clear their minds, and develop better relationships by sharing with their peers.