Supporting our Young Women in Middle and High School
Our all-girls Middle and High School endeavors to develop mature, young women, capable of making and acting upon responsible choices, which enrich their own lives and contribute to the lives of others.
Our student support team includes a number of faculty and staff including, the division head, deans, director of student support, director and associate director of college counseling, a part-time consulting psychologist, homeroom teachers, advisers and senior peer leaders (for grades 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9). These team members lead a number of formal and informal supportive services/programs, including classes, academic advisement, emotional support services, and disciplinary reviews.
The young women in our all-girls middle and high school in grades 7-10 meet once per cycle in scheduled group classes with our director of student support. The program strives to help the students make the best possible adjustments to their classes and to realize the highest possible achievement of their aptitudes. In these classes, students participate in activities focused on values clarification, decision-making, peer relationships, test-taking strategies, school-related concerns, and grade-level needs.
For juniors and seniors, the college seminar meets once a cycle and is taught by the director and associate director of college counseling, with a focus on the college process. Designed for self-reflection on individual strengths and challenges, preferences for the type of college best suited for the student, organization of a standardized testing calendar, preparation for college interviews and assistance with applications including essays, the class provide valuable time devoted to the process of finding the right college match.
The counselors also offer individual counseling to all students; encouraging students to make appointments during the year.
Academic support and advisement is provided to all grades throughout the year and includes:
- Directed meetings with parents, grade-level meetings with students, departmental meetings with student groups and individual student meetings.
- Advisory program
- Peer tutors
- Focus meetings/behavior checklists
- On-site health and wellness consultant and a part-time licensed psychologist
- Progress reports/report cards
- Parent conferences
- Study skills classes (Grades 7 and 8)
- Guidance classes
- College Counseling — individual and group