With both Academic and Social Excellence in mind, the Middle School advisory program is purposefully led and designed to promote thoughtful communication, intellectual development, and empowers students to confidently navigate the everyday challenges of adolescence with joy and resilience. The goal of the Riviera Ridge advisory program is to build trust and community, strong interpersonal relationships, and knowledge of self.
Middle School students have the opportunity to meet with their faculty advisor and their grade-level advisory group three times a week. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, every advisory class can dig deeper into areas such as executive functioning, study habits, stress management strategies, advocacy skills, and team-building. Throughout the school year to learn relationship building, self-expression, leadership, self-advocacy, organizational and communication skills, and create lasting friendships.
Middle School Faculty Advisors are involved in every aspect of student life at school. Serving as the focal adult who advocates for the student and oversees academic and social-emotional development for each individual student, Faculty Advisors are the first point of contact for all Middle School Parents. Parents also have the opportunity to meet with their student’s advisor at back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, and as needed throughout the school year.