A Collaborative Approach to Learning and Health

Our Whole Child Framework

MCSD's whole-child approach to education is grounded in research and strives to ensure all of our students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. The district's framework provides a blueprint to address the needs most central to a child's holistic development that allows each student to achieve their fullest potential and be prepared for their future.

Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.

Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.

Each student is actively engaged in learning and connected to the school and broader community.

Each student is supported by qualified, caring adults in ways that address each student's individual needs and circumstances.

Each student is challenged academically and prepared for success.

Year 1 Data 2022

Year 2 Data 2023

Year 3 Data 2024

Year 4 Data 2025

Year 5 Data 2026


The Marion Central School District calls for a whole-child approach to education and recognizes that "unless the whole child is considered and supported, the conditions for learning are less than optimal." Students will thrive in school and life if they are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Marion's Whole Child Framework provides school leaders, educators, families, and community partners a collaborative model to deliver services and supports that reach all students and include processes that enhance coordinator of existing policy and practice, cultural competency, equity and inclusion, and continuous improvement. Together the Marion learning community can create a comprehensive education system when each child is supported, challenged and engaged to reach their full potential.