School Programs

Available for elementary and middle schools!

Let us help you create a lasting culture of kindness at your school. Become an official Choose To Be Nice school and commit to a comprehensive curriculum for K-8 to incorporate social and emotional learning and improve our world, one student, one classroom, and one school at a time.

Why educators select the Choose To Be Nice program for their school:

  • It is a turn-key social and emotional learning curriculum for educator to easily implement.
  • It creates a school-wide, year-long movement through ongoing curricular integration. It is not just a one-day assembly or ‘day of kindness”.
  • The curriculum includes ‘home links” to encourage family involvement and dialogue and outreach to the broader community via fundraisers and Choose To Be Nice clubs.

We became a Choose To Be Nice school because we loved the message the promise brings to all of our students. The program and curriculum have definitely fostered a culture of kindness in our learning community. Students say the promise at the start of every week and earn special awards for acts of being nice around the school. There is no better message to teach our children to help them become good citizens in a global community.

Natalie Pohl, Principal
Manthala George School, Brockton, MA

Getting Started

Welcome Kit – we provide you with our comprehensive Welcome Kit that includes everything you need to launch Choose To Be Nice at your school. This kit will guide you and your staff on how to introduce the SEL program at an all-school assembly where students, teachers, and staff can make the Choose To Be Nice promise by signing their name to a 10-foot banner included in the kit.

From there, your school can integrate our student-centered learning activity guides for elementary or middle school grades. The Guides have been designed and tested by educators, and provide valuable and engaging lessons that teach lifelong skills of resilience, empathy, and self-awareness to help children cope with the challenges and changes of life.

Choose To Be Nice schools also get access to a host of additional perks including Choose To Be Nice gear, wearable collectibles, and inspiring tools, to help your students and teachers spread the word and make a difference at school, at home, and in their community all year long. All official Choose To Be Nice schools receive 20% off all CTBN merchandise and receive ongoing ideas and suggestions from other educators to assist in implementing the social and emotional learning curriculum.

Our program is built on a very simple, yet positive, powerful, and proactive message of being nice. Schools across the country (and in Canada and Dubai) have joined the movement and we would love to welcome you to the Choose To Be Nice community.

Interested in bringing Choose To Be Nice to your school?

Just fill out this form to download our Elementary or Middle School Information Kit or contact

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