Student support at The Oliverian School is woven throughout all aspects of the program and the life of the School. Each student is assigned to a counselor, who manages the student’s specific support team. The number and nature of one on one counselor meetings are determined by the needs and investment of individual students. Some students will meet with their counselor once a week, while other students may meet with their counselor several times each week. Counselors also provide group counseling opportunities depending on the needs of the student population. From accompanying students to local AA meetings, to the creation of student-inspired groups, each counselor will develop a support program that is perfectly suited for our individual students.
While a student’s advisor maintains the primary contact with parent(s), counselors also contact parents on an as-needed basis. Counselors, as well as advisors, dorm parents or other faculty members, travel with students during adventure outings and field trips, which provides the students with a sense of security and relational growth. Our counselors are eager to help students develop positive relationships, gain confidence, and balance academic and personal needs to become more independent.