Advising


The Williams School believes that at the heart of our students’ development lies a close relationship between students and faculty.

In addition to the relationships forged over time between teachers and students, the Advisory Program helps to ensure that each student has at least one faculty member to whom he or she can turn for support and guidance from the moment he or she joins the community.

The role of the advisor has four main areas of focus: awareness, interaction, support, and communication.

Awareness

Advisors play an active role in the daily lives of their advisees. They are aware of their advisees academic successes and challenges, social and emotional well-being, connection with others, community involvement, self-care, and stewardship.

Interaction

Advisors strive to be available to their advisees to help them problem-solve, connect them with other resources as necessary, and simply listen.   

Support

Advisors support advisees in a variety of ways including but not limited to celebrating successes, discussing community expectations, sharing information about school life, and helping to plan each student’s academic program. 

Communication

Advisors convene both weekly advisor meetings and periodic informal check-ins. They also serve as the primary conduit of information between school and home.


Academic News

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