One of the benefits of attending a boarding school is the chance to build relationships with a wide range of adult mentors who care deeply about your success. Your advisor will become one of those adults in your life. An ally and advocate, your advisor will help familiarize you with Brewster, offering you the support you need to settle in and challenging you to be your best self both in and out of the classroom.
Your advisor will have about five to seven other advisees, and this collection of individuals will become your advisory group. In addition to seeing your advisor at lunch, in class, and around the team area, you also will have a designated advisory meeting once or twice a week. This time is scheduled so that you have a chance to be together as a group to share information and discuss recent or upcoming events. It is also a time for you to reflect on the challenges and successes of the past week and to communicate with your parents.
Each week you will write a short update to your parents to share how you have been doing in class, how well you have been attending to other responsibilities around campus, how you are feeling generally, and what your goals are for the coming week. This process allows you the opportunity to shape the narrative about your education – and that’s how it should be.