At The Galloway School, the social-emotional health of our student body is a top priority. Each level (Early Learning, Middle Learning and Upper Learning) has a full-time counselor dedicated to addressing the needs of its students, parents, and faculty. In addition, counselors work to build school-wide awareness regarding social justice, service learning, and creating a culture of safety and tolerance.
For Our Students:
Counselors foster the social and emotional well-being of our students in order to facilitate academic success and personal growth. Programs, classes and interventions are designed to promote the development of self awareness, interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and healthy boundaries. These skill sets assist students in creating more effective work habits and a positive approach to learning. If needed, counselors link parents and students to outside resources such as individual therapy, social skills training, and support groups.
For Our Parents:
In addition to meeting with parents about their individual children or families, counselors develop parent education programming regarding topics that are developmentally appropriate to the age of the students. Parent education works to build a set of common values and foster a sense of community among Galloway parents.
For Our Faculty & Staff:
Counselors are integral members of the leadership team at each level and provide on-going consultation and support to faculty regarding student needs. In addition, counselors offer information about mental health and social development that enrich the faculty's ability to best support their students.
Upper Learning Counseling Services
- Provides a safe space where students can come and express themselves
- Collaborates with teachers, parents and students to support students at school
- Teaches a required class for all ninth-graders, The Whole You: Mind, Body and Spirit. This class is to help freshmen gain a deeper insight into who they are and who they want to become. This class also exposes students to various coping skills (meditation, mindfulness, and journaling to name a few.)
- Coordinates and facilitates advisory groups and activities.
- Plans Parent Education Events
- Coordinates various activities for the students from de-stress the test activities, lunch and learns on various topics, and having presenters come in for the students.
- Collaborates with outside school support services for the students
- Sponsors student initiated clubs