Walker's believes that adult mentors are critical for adolescents and our extensive, supportive advising system is fundamental to the success of a student's years at Walker's.
Each Middle School student is assigned a faculty member as her advisor upon arrival at Walker's. The advisor assumes responsibility for looking after each student's progress and development at the school and helps with academic matters, reviews grade reports, and is available for guidance at any time.
The advisor assists in establishing and attaining goals during the year. The advisor is also responsible for maintaining personal contact with parents and for coordinating a fall parent conference in October. Other conferences may be scheduled as needed or desired. Parents may arrange conferences by telephoning the advisor directly and are encouraged to stay in touch with their daughter's advisor throughout the year to maintain on-going communication.
Advisees eat lunch with their advisors every Tuesday and sit with their advisors during Morning Meeting on Mondays and Fridays. Additional opportunities exist for the entire advisee group to meet throughout the school year.
Advisors also host and create special events for their advisee group, including:
- Birthday celebrations
- Dinner at advisor homes
- Special outings and activities for the advisee group
The strength of the Walker's Advisor system is truly a hallmark of the school.