Each student is assigned a faculty advisor at the begining of her 9th Grade year and meets in an advisory group once a week with students in her same grade. Students are assigned a different advisor in 10th Grade and remain with that advisor throughout the Upper School years.
The Upper School Advisory Program supports the growth and development of each student. Using a collaborative approach that includes the advisory team, grade level teachers, the student, and the school’s support services, individual advisors nurture each advisee’s personal development, monitor her academic progress, encourage community involvement, and foster open communication between the school and family. By personalizing the learning process, the advisor helps each student navigate her academic program, discover her strengths and areas for growth, and become a more self-aware learner. Through advisory discussions, activities, and relationships, students learn to seek balance, advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and take responsibility for their actions. Small advisory groups promote connectedness and strive to be safe places in which to reflect on one’s values, as well as community standards.