If our academic programs are the bricks of our school, our Advisory Program is the mortar. Advisors are the liaison between home and school, meeting for formal conferences with students and parents twice per year and meeting weekly with their Advisory group. Every Eastside Prep student is assigned an Advisor. Students will have a different Advisor for 5th grade and 6th grade, then a two-year rotation is started for the remaining years through Upper School. Advisors will meet with their group of 12-14 students twice a week for 30 minutes. The role of the Advisor is one of culture building, support, and advocacy. They are there to get to know that group of students well and track how each of them is doing academically, socially, behaviorally. They will help students set goals and work towards them. They are sounding boards and the go-to person for questions about how things work at EPS. They are a cheerleader and a coach. They are also an important resource for parents. The parent-Advisor relationship will undoubtedly look different as students navigate different developmental stages. Middle School is a time when students should start to take the reins more and embrace self-advocacy, so often Advisors will work with parents, while almost always encouraging parents to guide students to start to initiate conversations themselves when they need support. In a time when students are starting to pull away from parents in a normal and developmentally appropriate way, the Advisor can also serve as an important third party to help address behavior and patterns when needed. Parents should not hesitate to contact their student’s Advisor with any questions or concerns.
- Questions? Contact the Advisor directly once they have been assigned. For general questions or concerns about the program, please contact the Division Head: