In the middle school grades of Fifth through Eighth Grade, students are assigned to a faculty advisor who oversees a small group of students. The advisor serves as a support, advocate, and mentor for the students, and they meet on a weekly basis for planned activities and discussions. The advisory program, which was uniquely developed by the school for its students, is designed to provide an opportunity for each student to form a close relationship with a member of the faculty, who works in concert with all of the student's teachers to create a positive academic, social, and emotional school experience. The advisor supports students in managing all aspects of school life, and helps students develop positive character traits and strong decision-making skills. Advisors have frequent, open communication with parents about student growth and progress, and parents are encouraged to contact the advisor for help in handling any concerns.