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Advisory

The Lab School Advisory Program, provided at every grade level, is a daily time devoted to supporting and fostering students' social, emotional, and character development. Students are in Advisory Groups of about 12 students and your child's advisor becomes your family's primary advocate and liaison with the school. The Advisory program includes a combination of age and developmentally appropriate structured lessons and informal team-building activities. In this family-like atmosphere children participate in the following activities:

  • Brief meetings to check on your child's academic progress and social-emotional state.
  • Mindfulness techniques to help your child learn to manage and control his/her emotions.
  • Conflict resolution techniques to support your child in resolving problems peacefully.
  • Preparation for parent-student-advisor conferences that your child will lead.
  • Specific curriculum/lessons focus on topics including:

  • Individual learning profiles and effective study habits, organization and time management skills.
  • Peer relationships, including friendship and the issue of bullying.
  • Decision-making around ethical dilemmas, and in middle school, drugs, alcohol, and sex.
  • Internet safety, online eitquette/ethics, and building a positive online presence.
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