School Counseling – Welcome
The Office of Student Support Services is responsible for providing short term academic, social, and emotional support for students. Accommodations requests are processed and managed by the Office of Student Support Services and accommodation exams are proctored by the office.
In the Lower School, the Office of Student Support Services provides character education lessons on a monthly basis, individual and small group counseling and assistance in assessing students’ abilities and behaviors to ensure they receive proper care and education. The counselor also teaches twice a month, contributes to assemblies, organizes Red Ribbon Week, and runs USA Club and leads Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Club and F.E.L.L.O.W.S.Club.
In the Middle and Upper School, the Office of Student Support Services provides both individual and small group counseling, teaches the CASE class to our 6th grade students and the Bringing Real Adolescent Voices Empowerment (BRAVE) Club, manages accommodations requests and proctoring, and is one of the coordinators of our International Student Program.
Meetings with a counselor provide a safe space to discuss any personal or school related issue and students and their families are welcome to schedule appointments. However, school counseling is generally short term, and when students face more complex or long standing issues, parents will be offered referrals to seek additional support.