Each student in the Upper School has a faculty advisor, who will serve as the student’s advocate, guide, and mentor. Students meet with their advisor daily and are encouraged to seek their advisor’s assistance as needed. The advisor can provide advice about motivation, organization, and study techniques, assistance with the selection of courses and extracurricular activities, and support and guidance if problems should develop. While the advisor provides these services, he or she is not a professional counselor, an expert in learning differences, or an individual study proctor. Parents who have concerns about any aspect of their son’s or daughter’s social or academic progress should initiate contact with the school through their child’s advisor. In the event of difficulties, the faculty advisor assists by contacting other individuals in the school who are in a position to help and by communicating with parents.