During transitional years, emotional support is especially critical. Middle School students meet with faculty advisors regularly to talk about various topics, but sometimes students need some extra one-on-one time.
The Middle School Counselor is committed to providing an additional safe place on campus for students to openly communicate, receive support, and be heard.
Students are welcome to drop-in to the counselor’s office, or schedule a time to visit when they are not in class. Advisors, teachers, and administrators can refer a student about whom they are concerned to the counseling office. Parents are also encouraged to contact the Counseling office if they are concerned about their child and would like the counselor to check-in with them.
While all St. Andrew’s counselors proceed with appropriate action based on their professional judgment, they do not provide on-going therapy. If the counselor identifies a student to need on-going services, the counselor will contact the parents with appropriate referrals. In most cases, older students will be encouraged to inform their parents of their meetings and to give permission for the counselor to communicate directly with their parents.
Learning Support & Resources
St. Andrew’s strives to provide the best learning environment for its students. Students are supported in a variety of ways, through advisory programs that offer social-emotional encouragement and academic departments that provide direct assistance as needed.
In that same spirit, the School’s Learning Resource program administers a range of services designed to further sustain student learning, academic progress, and emotional growth. Consequently, students with a variety of learning differences have been successful at St. Andrew’s. Staffed by three learning specialists (one in each division), the program provides short-term skills instruction to students, tutoring referrals, and support for students with disabilities that affect learning.
For prospective parents, if your child is currently receiving accommodations or you would like more information about our Learning Support and Resources, contact the Learning Specialist for that grade.
Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.