St. Paul’s is a small college preparatory school in Concord, NH, with a long and storied tradition of academics and athletics. Established in 1856, the first ice hockey games in the US took place there in the 1870s, and it’s where the earliest squash court in the country was built as well, in 1884. St. Paul’s is also the high school WHOOP Founder and CEO Will Ahmed attended.
About the Case Study
As a boarding school under COVID restrictions, St. Paul’s offered a unique opportunity to evaluate students in a fairly controlled environment. While the school’s athletic programs remained operational, students were required to stay on campus (other than when they went home on break) and were not allowed to enter dormitories other than their own.
We provided WHOOP bands to all St. Paul’s students, faculty and staff. Using them was optional, and there were no asks made of the students to modify their behaviors in any way–they were simply given access to WHOOP and the data and analytics it provides (individuals’ data was completely private unless they opted to share it).
The numbers below represent the aggregate data from 375 students who chose to wear WHOOP on a regular basis.
Shortly after putting on their bands and first starting to monitor their sleep, the St. Paul’s students began sleeping much better. From January through April, they averaged more sleep per night each month than the month before–6:32 in January, 7:11 in February, 7:23 in March, and 7:41 in April.