One of the primary goals of the Compassionate Schools model is to help all stakeholders charged with the academic, social and emotional development of a child to learn as much as possible about the interconnectedness of issues critical to student academic success in today’s schools. These include a deeper understanding of learning and teaching, as well as the concepts of compassion, compassionate schools, resiliency, and school-community partnerships. Compassionate Schools are schools where staff and students learn to be aware of the challenges faced by others. They respond to the physical, emotional, and social challenges faced by students and families by offering support to remove barriers to learning. They do not judge the situations or responses of others. They seek to understand and support. In Compassionate Schools, schools and community partners develop strong working relationships with the goal of helping students and their families find the resources necessary for support and assistance. The partnership is based on cooperation and responsibility to achieve this goal.