The advisory program is an essential element of the Middle School experience which provides support for students, teachers, administrators, and parents. The advisory program ensures that every student has the time and opportunity to form a meaningful relationship with an adult in the community as well as with a small group of peers. Advisory groups meet daily and are comprised of approximately 15 students. Advisory lessons encourage self-reflection among individual advisees, and community-wide activities that 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
- Service to others
- Community building and school spirit
Other features of the middle school program that support advisory goals are assemblies, grade level meetings and divisional service learning projects.