What if my child has a learning disability or a health concern? Does the school have support staff?

The school has a dedicated team of trained professionals who work together as Student Support Services. Student Support Services is made up primarily of the school’s psychologists, learning specialists and testing coordinators, but they also work closely with school nurses and health educators. The Student Support Services team are here as a resource for students, parents, and teachers and are in regular contact with division heads and grade advisers. It is important to note that, especially in the younger grades, the presence of support staff in the classroom is an ordinary part of the school day that does not necessarily indicate a “problem” in that classroom.

The Teaching and Learning Center (the “TLC”) is located in Room 104 of the Bosworth Building, right next to the Ritchey Art Room. The TLC is open Monday through Friday from 8:15am-4:30pm. All middle and high school students are welcome to drop in during their free periods, including lunch. They can also stop in before classes begin to print out homework or get needed class supplies. Learning specialists staff the TLC and are there to support students with anything they need that is related to school work. They are happy to help with studying for tests, writing papers, understanding reading assignments, organizing materials, and managing time, among other things.

Support staff are available to speak with parents. Click here to visit the Student Support Services page of our website, where you’ll find a who’s who of the team and information about where they are located and how you can contact them. The Director of Student Support Services is our School Psychologist, Liz Bernbach, PhD.