At the start of the year, each student is matched with a faculty advisor who acts as a trusted advocate and mentor to serve as a liaison between the student's family and SCH. Advisors play an integral role in the day-to-day life of their advisees and oversee the experience of the whole child (academic, social, and emotional). As a bridge between lower and middle school, students meet in advisory three time a day in 5th grade and twice a day in 6th-8th grades in their tight-knit group of 10-15 advisees.
Each morning begins in advisory to welcome students, help them prepare for the day ahead, celebrate important occasions, and share announcements.
Students return to advisory for our Extra Help period. An important part of Middle School is teaching students to organize their time and materials, ask for help, plan ahead, and advocate for themselves. They can stay in advisory to complete homework, meet with a teacher, or spend time in our cozy Middle School library.
5th grade students return to advisory at the end of the day for Closing Circle. This provides advisors a chance to check in with their advisees, discuss highlights from the day, and help them plan ahead for the next day.