At the start of Middle School, each student is matched with an advisor who acts as an advocate and trusted mentor, serving as a liaison between the family and the school and playing a critical role in the day-to-day life of Middle School—academic, social, and personal.
Supporting each girl through her academic and social journey is ultimately the role of every member of the Middle School team, and weekly team meetings are held among grade-level advisors in order to discuss and support each child.
Faculty and administrative members think deeply about the skills and tools for a student’s success and regularly share study strategies, organizational tips, and other useful information. These lessons are taught in advisory on a regular basis. Additionally, we have built into the day “Extra Help,” a setting in which a student may report to a teacher for support or questions, complete homework, or read any of the wonderful books available through our vibrant library.
Our school culture is grounded in mindfulness and resiliency, and regular discussions in advisory help to cultivate these qualities. Through assignments and projects, on the athletic fields, and in advisory discussions, the benefits of these life-affirming skills are explained and their development encouraged.