Each division, Lower, Middle, and Upper School, has its own professional guidance counselor. The three guidance counselors are responsible for meeting the developmental counseling needs of SCDS students, advocating for and assisting them in their academic, social, personal, moral/ethical, and emotional development; in each area, both prevention and intervention are integral components of the program.
The counselors provide direct service to students and consult and collaborate with faculty, administrators, and families. They serve as resources, as well as direct service providers, in the event of crises. The three counselors play a vital role in admissions and assist new students and their families in making a successful transition to SCDS. In addition, the counselors act as liaisons with therapists in the community when a referral for evaluation or ongoing services is warranted. At each level, the program includes educational programs for students and families.
In addition, the Learning Support Program provides support to students who have been identified and assessed with specific learning needs in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The program provides differentiated learning support, comprehensive academic resources, and extensive guidance for students, parents, and faculty. The focus is on helping students successfully navigate Country Day's curricular expectations and maximize academic potential.
For more information on the Learning Support Program, click here.