Middle School

Advisory Program

The advisory program is an essential element of the Middle School experience which provides support for students, teachers, administrators, and parents.  Advisory groups of 12-14 students meet with their advisor each morning and one class period per six-day rotation.  The advisory program ensures that every student has the time and opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with an adult in the community.  Advisory lessons encourage self-reflection among individual advisees, and community-wide activities promote school spirit.  The advisory program supports the mission of the school by cultivating core values of respect, integrity, responsibility, and optimism, as well as by recognizing the uniqueness of each child.
Goals of the Middle School Advisory Program:
  • Meaningful relationships between students and adults
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Academic advising
  • Inclusion
  • Service to others
  • Community building and school spirit
Each grade level advisory engages in one major event or presentation each year in order to more fully develop the grade level themes of Community (Sixth Grade), Identity (Seventh Grade) and World Citizenship (Eighth Grade), in addition to participating in other multi-grade advisory events, such as the Pumpkin Decorating Contest and Day of Service activities.