The final years of school before adulthood are both exciting and daunting, and the Upper School Counseling Department of Calvary Day School is committed to being with each student at every step of the journey. Our Counseling Office understands the myriad issues facing pre-teens and teens. We offer personal and group counseling for students coping with situations like divorce or personal acceptance within peer groups. We respond to each situation from all sides with Christian compassion and sensitivity.
Likewise, we offer a variety of services to provide our students with a smooth transition from Calvary Day School to college. All High School students, whether incoming or returning, receive pertinent academic guidance throughout each year at Calvary. From late August to the end of October, individual parent and student meetings are held. These fall meetings are designed to map the student’s passage from our school to college. The Counselor covers the basics of completing the college application, application essay formats, SAT and ACT scores and testing, as well as scholarship opportunities. In the spring of each year, orientations are held for rising freshmen, seniors, and their parents. During this same time of year, the Guidance Department holds individual scheduling meetings for rising juniors and seniors as well as classroom guidance sessions for rising freshmen and sophomores.
Calvary remains committed to developing the whole student according to Luke 2:52 and to forming close bonds with parents to ensure the academic, social, spiritual, and physical growth of each child. Personal counseling services are also available for students and their families who are experiencing life’s challenges, whether it be a time of grief from the passing of a loved one or a particular period of family adjustment. Both personal and academic needs entrusted to the Counseling Department will be met with sound Christian guidance founded upon mutual respect and sincerity.