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The Advisory Mission Statement: “The Harbor Day School Advisory program complements a rigorous academic program by building a partnership between advisor and advisee designed to develop students' self-reliance, moral character, personal responsibility, and social action within a guided, cooperative environment.”
Harbor Day’s School’s advisory program splits sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students into groups that meet three times a week with an advisor with a group of about seven to nine students. Its primary purpose is to ensure that each student has an adult who can act as their advocate, often achieved through a mix of one-on-one and group guidance. These advisory periods perform several important functions, including:
  • Preparing students for the school day ahead of them (in the morning) and getting a head start on homework or assignments (in the afternoon)
  • Creating a sense of community and ensuring students know that there is always someone that they can turn to for help, whether academically, socially, or personally
  • Building a solid support system for each student by supplying a single point person (their advisor) who will develop a strong relationship with them and their parents
Beyond supporting strong academics, advisory also guides students to develop essential skills that will help them succeed beyond elementary school:
• Time management
• The ability to plan ahead
• Self-advocacy
• The ability to ask for help when it is needed

What makes the Harbor Day School advisory program so powerful is the relationships that it cultivates between students and faculty.

Advisory Integrity Statement
I work with integrity and take responsibility for my work.

Advisory is like a house cat. She warms up in the sunbeam of friendship, receives nourishment (of advice) from an adult, and stretches (in mindfulness).
- Ms. Paff, 7th grade advisor
    • Students in Advisory

Harbor Day School

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Harbor Day School is a co-educational private independent K-8 school established in 1952.
Harbor Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other programs administered by the School.