Upper School Advisory

Upper school is a time when young women grapple with the complexity that comes with greater independence. Advisors support our upper school students with individualized coaching and academic advisement as girls grow in their self-advocacy skills.

Skill-building includes:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Advocating for self and others
  • Self-awareness
  • Problem solving and perspective talking
  • Genuine inclusivity: valuing our own and others’ strengths and contributions
  • Balancing independence and need for support
  • Personal accountability and responsibility
  • Navigating friendships: having autonomy within a group, branching out gracefully, appreciating space and openness to change
  • Goal setting and realistic action plans
  • Role of social media in friendships