Student Support Services
Notre Dame’s school counselors are professional student advocates who, in partnership with other educators, parents, and community resources, facilitate a support system to ensure academic access and equity for all students.
The Middle School curriculum includes small group classes that encourage students to develop and demonstrate healthy attitudes about themselves, others, and the world around them. Prevention skill-building opportunities are provided in critical areas to equip students with positive approaches to resist negative adolescent influences and pressures. The ungraded program is required for all students in each grade level.
Upper School classes offer opportunities for age appropriate discussion in a small group setting, with the counselor serving as both facilitator and educator. Topics covered vary with each grade as students mature in their cognitive, social, and emotional development. The guidance program is required for all students. Students transition to college counseling at the end of 10th grade.
At Notre Dame, the advisor offers academic guidance to the students in his or her group and supports their social and emotional development through team-building activities, Socratic seminars, and social activities.