Learning Support Services
The Upper School learning specialist collaborates with classroom teachers to support the development of students’ skills. The specialist helps students with time management, study and organizational skills, writing skills, math concepts, and research-based projects. The specialist
serves as a resource for faculty and meets with them regularly to promote teaching strategies that benefit a range of learning styles.
The specialist monitors student progress along with the head of the Upper School. She keeps parents advised on their child’s progress and interfaces with outside tutors, specialists and evaluators as needed. In addition, the learning specialist communicates the interpretations of standardized test results. For students who want or need additional support, the learning specialist is available after school.
The school psychologist meets weekly with both division heads and learning specialists to discuss the social-emotional needs of children. She consults with teachers, parents, and administration on a range of issues and does classroom observations. She runs small time-limited groups around social issues, and leads the weekly Banana Splits meetings, a group for students whose parents are separated or divorced, or where one parent is deceased. She is the liaison with outside therapists and evaluators.