Building a Foundation
Students in grades 6-8 participate in our advisory program. They meet several times a month with advisors, who provide guidance in the following layers of the middle school experience: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Character, Personal Effectiveness and Service. Learn More.
Highly Involved Staff
A key feature of the Advisory Program is the effort of our highly involved advisors. They help our older students chart a course of success for their middle school years.
The Advisory Program builds personal relationships between teachers and students by carving out time for them to spend together in a less formal setting. While those relationships have always been a hallmark of the Charleston Day experience, teachers noticed that once students reached middle school, something different was needed.
“We want our students to be known and supported,” said Andy Willits, eighth grade teacher and high school counselor. “It is a way for our upper school teachers and students to connect on a deeper level.”
Strive for Excellence
Advisors have between 5-8 students they meet with several times each month. They provide guidance, oversee the students’ management of responsibilities. Also, they help them strive for personal levels of excellence academically, socially, creatively and physically.