Advisory & Human Development
|Advisory & Human Development|
Every Marlborough student has an advisor with whom she meets each morning for attendance and announcements. Communications to students (such as library notices and merit slips) are sent through morning Advisories. Advisors are also available to consult with students individually when issues arise. Extended Advisory/Mentor Meetings are scheduled regularly for small group activities and discussions, course planning, and other School-related programs.
In the Middle School, Advisory groups are organized in grade level groups of about 10 students each. Students in the Junior Class are also selected to serve as mentors to the younger students in their Advisory. In the Upper School, groups are divided by grade level so that advisors can focus on issues and programs specific to a grade level and/or age group.
To learn more about the Advisory Program, please contact the Middle or Upper School offices.
Human Development Program
The Human Development Program is designed to address basic developmental needs of adolescent women, especially in terms of many contemporary social concerns. Using a variety of formats (films, open discussion, presentations by health professionals, and teenage panelists), this program strives to increase the student’s awareness of her own social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. The Human Development Program seeks to enhance the development of a student's sense of self-worth and self-respect. In addition, the program stresses the importance of and provides assistance with the development of healthy and effective life skills such as exercising good judgment, making thoughtful decisions, and effectively solving problems.
To learn more about the Human Development Program, please refer to the Course of Study, or contact the Middle or Upper School offices.
School Counseling Office
The School Counselor is trained to address students’ academic, personal and social needs, as well as to provide information to students and teachers about important developmental issues such as the stages of student growth, including the needs, tasks and student interests related to those stages. The School Counselor meets with various groups during the year and offers special programs or forums as needed. Students are welcome to meet with the School Counselor on any sensitive or difficult issues that can be both personal or academic. Working individually or in groups, the School Counselor is a resource for support, referrals, and skills development. The School Counselor is available for consultation with students, parents, staff and community, as needed, for preventive, interventive, and educational services.