Physical and mental health significantly influences one’s ability to participate fully in the School community. The Health Center strives to enhance each student's well-being by insuring that each student has a comprehensive, confidential health care plan. The Health Center provides direct quality nursing care to students with acute illnesses and minor injuries, preventative services, health education, and effective crisis response.
Located on the ground floor of the Lower School, The Health Center is open each school day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and all students are seen on a walk-in basis for minor acute care. The Health Center nurses also comply with health care plans provided by each student’s private physician if necessary. This includes the management of acute and chronic illnesses, the administration of oral medications, respiratory treatments, dressing changes, and other medical interventions on an as needed basis. Plans are typically are reviewed by our nurses, the ordering physicians, and the parents. Our nurses are available to meet with parents before, during, and after school hours and are also available by phone and email.
About our staff
The Health Center staffs two full-time nurses. Our Head Nurse, Nora Bullock RN BSN has more than 20 years of experience in school health care and has been the director since 2008. Sarah Daunoras RN BSN has been the assistant school nurse in the Health Center since 2009. Both are graduates of the Villanova University Nursing Program and are Certified Red Cross Instructors for First Aid and CPR, and provide instruction to our faculty, staff, and students (Form IV students become CPR certified under their direction). Nursing consultation is available with the School Physician, Dr. Brian Bullock. Dr. Bullock has been associated with the School since 1992. He also consults with the School’s athletic department.