Counseling and Advising
Urban believes in the importance of the personal relationship between students and faculty. Upon entering, each student is assigned an advisor who is the liaison between student, school and family. Students meet with their advisors in weekly group meetings and in individual meetings to review academic progress and offer counsel and support. Urban also has a licensed therapist on staff to provide counseling, consultation and short-term therapy.
Equally important to students’ personal growth are their relationships with peers. Recognizing that adolescents often turn first to each other for reassurance, assistance and advice, Urban trains groups of students in leadership, peer counseling and tutoring skills. These groups help educate their peers about issues related to adolescence and sponsor forums across the year on relevant topics.
Urban also builds a strong partnership with parents in order to challenge and support each student consistently. Advisors are the first contact for parents with questions about their child’s progress or program. The Grade Level Deans are available to answer further questions about the school’s programs. In addition, the school organizes parent meetings throughout the year for each grade level to discuss parenting issues with school administrators.