The advisory program at Bement fosters strong, meaningful, personalized, and enduring connections between our faculty and students. Each student is assigned an advisor whose chief responsibility is to oversee the academic and social welfare of each child. A Bement advisor wears many hats including advocate, mentor, and role model.
Time is carefully structured and regularly scheduled into our school week for advisors and advisees to meet. This contact and communication allows an advisor to better monitor each advisee’s progress. In addition to serving as an integral part of each student’s school life, the advisor is also a resource for parents. Often, the advisor is a good first point of contact when a parent has specific concerns or questions about a son or daughter’s progress.
On Fridays advisory time is extended to a full ninety minute period to allow for more in depth activities between advisor and advisees. This time is highlighted by meaningful and fun learning opportunities and activities:
▪ Group discussions of
current issues of student interest
▪ Planning school events
▪ Community service trips and projects
▪ Field Trips
▪ Community building experiences and activities
Former head of school from 1947-1971, Mary "Gug" H. Drexler, passed away on April 23, 2013 at the age of 101.
Remembrances of Gug's time as head of school can be found on the school's alumni facebook page.
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