Advisory Program

Upper School Advisory

The Upper School Advisory Program provides a support system that allows students to thrive academically and socially by strengthening the relationships they have with their peers, teachers, and community. The program will foster this relationships by promoting social responsibility and intellectual growth.

Program Structure   Every student of the Upper School belongs to an advisory group formed by students of the same grade level and led by a faculty or a staff member.  Freshmen students will work closely with an advisor who specializes in helping them with the transition to the high school environment to ensure their success in the Upper School. At the end of the freshmen year, these students select their permanent advisor for their remaining three years.  

Advisories will meet multiple times most months to cover an established curriculum that explores grade specific lessons.   

The Upper School Advisory Program seeks to:

  • Ensure that every student is well known by, and comfortable with, at least one member of the faculty/staff who will provide solid academic guidance and act as an arbiter as needed.

  • Help students to adjust to the high school environment to create strong relationships with peers and adults.

  • Monitor the overall academic progress of each advisee during their academic career in the Upper School

  • Meet with students individually to discuss the advisee’s academic progress and strategies for improvement, if necessary.

  • Help students to build academic and life skills that will transfer to college and beyond.

  • Assist the Head of US with course planning for the following year.

  • Assist the Director of College Counseling to ensure that each advisee’s plan of study is consistent with  his/her college aspiration.

  • Assist the School Counselor when appropriate to help with personal issues.  

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