Guiding Principles and Themes
Waynflete's advising curriculum addresses the specific needs of children along the entire fifteen-year age range of the school. Designed to facilitate strong connections between students and advisors, small advising groups focus on developmentally appropriate topics that touch on self-awareness, community membership, and stewardship. The strength of this curriculum relies on the bond established between the advisor and the student.
In the Middle School, students are divided into grade-level advising teams of four to five teachers from different disciplines. The advisors serve as homeroom teachers and advocate for individual students. The advisor is the key contact concerning their advisees within the school and is the liaison between the school and the family. The advising curriculum addresses issues important to Middle School students through speakers, activities, discussion groups, and special programs. Conferences between parents and advisors are held twice a year. Comments and grades are given four times a year.
We believe that we learn best when we feel known. Starting with LEAP Week and extending throughout the year, advisors take the lead in building community and rapport amongst their advisees and the grade level as a whole.