Private boarding schools understand the importance of an advisory system in terms of offering guidance and support for students. At Wasatch Academy, each one of our students is assigned a faculty advisor who becomes the student’s academic, social and emotional advocate. To excel at private boarding schools, it’s essential students form a strong connection with an advisor who can adequately help them navigate hardships, excel academically and find their flow with extracurricular activities.
Advisors Facilitate Academic and Social Progress
One of the most critical aspects of our advisory system is the facilitation of both academic and social progress. At Wasatch Academy, we know that healthy interpersonal relationships are an integral aspect of excelling in all other areas; for this reason, we purposely cultivate an environment of acceptance, kindness and mutual respect. Our academic advisors effectively mentor students to ensure that they’re not just excelling academically, but that they’re forging dynamic, inspiring and healthy relationships with other students while they’re away at boarding school.
Advisors Communicate With Parents
Our advisors don’t just work with students, however; they also stay in close communication with parents, as well. The teenage years can be hard — for students at both private boarding schools and public schools. It’s for this particular reason that our advisors communicate frequently with parents to discuss academic progress, important social aspects and dynamics, and plans for the student’s future. Our advisory system provides the “missing link” between students and parents, and addresses potential concerns, problems or unforeseen obstacles.
Honoring Each Student’s Unique Skill Set
At Wasatch Academy, we know that every student is unique and harbors a skill set unlike other students; we also know that some of our students have struggled academically or socially at previous schools. One of the primary goals of our advisory system is to provide an advisor to help students learn, grow and excel within their environment at Wasatch Academy while providing individual attention. Our advisory system ensures that each and every student has a positive experience while experiencing private boarding school life at Wasatch Academy.