Middle School Advisory Program
One of the distinguishing features of The Stanley Clark School middle school curriculum is the comprehensive approach to character education. Based on Developmental Design, the middle school advisory program acknowledges the social-emotional needs of early adolescence and helps students to learn, practice, and develop lifelong skills.
Students in 5th through 8th grade begin each day in advisories, small groups of students who share a faculty advisor. Faculty advisors lead discussion and activities that promote team-building, tolerance, communication, conflict resolution and other social-emotional skills.
By meeting in small groups daily, students have a time and place within each school day to address emerging issues and faculty are able to mentor and guide students on a regular basis. It is during advisory that students engage in meaningful conversation and exploration of how to contribute to their class, their community, and to the world at large.