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What personal or academic counseling resources are available at this school? Is there a dedicated college counselor at the school? Is he/she familiar with universities worldwide?
B+ (Generally speaking, I think the the counselors for each level of primary, middle, and high school are pretty good because they are both academic and psychological counselors and generally responsive to children's needs. We had a few incidents during the year and I thought that the counselor handled them very well, but I can't say the principal of the middle school was too involved. I found that this is quite the traditional institutional school environment where the higher administration talks the talk about wanting parent involvement but doesn't walk the walk. ) - Feb 5, 2016
A (They deal very well with emotional well-being of students in the elementary grades.) - Feb 3, 2016
They had a great high school counselor but I believe he departed in 2012. I think the problems were beyond him and, unfortunately, institutionalized. - May 15, 2014
Gaby Silva is the head counselor and the middle school counselor and she is fabulous. We have worked with her to deal with adjustment, bullying, "mean-girls," sibling friction, and classroom issues. She is a fantastic listener and open to the idea that there may more than one interpretation of a situation. My son got in trouble one day for saying something that his teacher thought was inappropriate, and Gaby asked me to stop by. It turned out he had taken something I had said out of context, and so she worked with him to understand why it had been perceived negatively. My daughter ran into a pretty serious issue with a classmate, and Gaby worked with her very closely and kept us in the loop. I liked that she was willing to work before and after school with my daughter, who was getting bothered by other kids who asked why she was in Ms. Gaby's office so much. The issue was resolved and my daughter was very happy with the outcome. - May 8, 2014
C- bullying issues were covered at a surface level but no real action was taken to improve the situation. - Apr 26, 2014