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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Counseling Program

Ursuline Academy is dedicated to the development of the whole student and offers a counseling program at all grade levels to help you reach your fullest potential socially, academically, and emotionally. Within an atmosphere of trust, warmth, and acceptance, our counseling staff works with you in a variety of ways to promote self-reflection, self-confidence, and goal setting, which lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy relationships, positive choices, and solid career paths.

Our Middle School Counseling Program is a resource for you, your family, and our faculty, and as such, provides the tools you need to support your developmental, academic, social, and emotional well-being and prepare you for success in the Upper School. All Middle School students are required to see their counselor at some point in the school year and are encouraged to visit their counselor, as needed.

Our Middle School Counselor provides personal and group counseling, as well as consultation services for you with parents and faculty. You also have the opportunity to participate in our Peer Counselor Program, which teaches you more about the counseling process and how to properly identify and help mediate appropriate situations both in and out of the classroom to resolve conflict and promote understanding among your friends and family. The Counseling Department also offers special assemblies, career awareness programs, and individual classes on issues related to substance abuse, human sexuality, and stress management in our Health and Religion curriculum. These classes and events help you make positive choices as an Ursuline Student, a college student, and as an adult.

Additional services available to you and your family through our Middle School Counselor include testing assistance, continuing parent education through Parent Seminar Programs, professional referral services, liaison services between outside therapeutic providers and school personnel, and case management of accommodations for students with identified learning differences.