Our advisory program (held four times per week) connects students with faculty mentors to engage around key topics such as diversity, stereotypes, conflict resolution, and inequality. At the beginning of the week, advisors hold a class meeting, where students can raise anonymous questions and are encouraged to discuss issues of significance to their own lives. Twice a week, advisory groups undertake cooperative games and challenges to learn problem solving skills and cooperation. And at the end of the week, the advisory group meets for a reflection block to look back on the week and set goals for the future.
Through group activities, written reflections, and discussion, students develop critical skills and habits to steer through challenging situations.
Advisors are the first line of communication between school and families. They lead fall and winter conferences to discuss a student’s academic and personal growth.