Co-teachers in every classroom provide the opportunity for in-depth understanding of each child as a learner, including strengths and interests, academic readiness and learning style. Faculty members work closely with the Department of Learning Services (DLS) to differentiate instruction based on their deep understanding of the students in their classroom, through weekly meetings, periodic discussions of each student’s progress, and in-class observations.
DLS is a team within the school that is dedicated to the success and advancement of students and faculty. DLS supports best practices in teaching and learning; provides professional development resources for faculty; and works with Advent families to find solutions to academic and behavioral challenges.
DLS is comprised of Nicole A. DuFauchard, Head of School; Claire Price, Dean of Student Services; Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty; Erina Spiegelman, Instructional Coordinator; Erik Wormwood, Instructional Coordinator; and Dr. Rebecca Platt, PsyD., School Psychologist.
Occasionally, students require extra help to master their skills in reading, writing, or math. For those who need this support, The Advent School offers one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics. Tutoring is coordinated by the Director of Student Services, and a tutor can be recommended based on student personality and need. Our goal in recommending supplemental tutoring is to support the student’s academic growth, and so we work to align tutoring and in-class goals closely.