Integrity - Service - Merit
The school-wide Dispositions provide a framework for Advisory, along with three Advisory objectives developed by faculty: self-awareness, a sense of belonging, and time for "inspiring, memorable fun". Each grade level also addresses developmentally appropriate issues such as relationship skills, stress-reduction skills, goal-setting, decision-making and healthy risk-taking. Time is also allotted for study skills and organization. Advisory supports the Counseling Department and social-emotional learning that occurs throughout the Middle School program--Wellness classes, other academic courses, and co-curricular activities-- by giving students the opportunity to share and apply their learning to issues they are facing in the context of a safe environment. Teacher-advisors serve as mentors and a first line of academic support for their advisory students.