Each Upper School student belongs to an advisory, which is a group of about 10 students from their grade. Advisors closely monitor the academic, extracurricular, and social lives of their advisees. They also communicate with the advisee's parents, conduct the official parent conferences in the fall and spring, play a key role in the course selection process, and generally troubleshoot for the advisee.
The advisor is a good first-contact person for parents with questions about their child. Students have one advisor for 9th and 10th grades and another advisor for 11th and 12th grades. Individual meetings between advisor and advisee are scheduled as the need arises.
Advisories meet every Wednesday morning. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss school issues, to review grades and comments, and to socialize. In addition, advisories sit together in assembly and get together to do break and lunch duty.