Student Services

Student Services available at St. Paul’s School for Boys include a variety of academic and social/emotional resources. Consistent with the St. Paul’s mission to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their personal excellence, the goal of student services across the middle and upper schools is to help each boy know his strengths and to make the best of his abilities. Each division has an experienced Student Support Team, composed of the Head of the School and other qualified faculty, who oversee the unique academic and social learning needs of students. Together, the team partners with the student, his parents, and relevant faculty to assess a student’s needs and provide appropriate resources to maximize the student’s potential and success.

Counseling

St. Paul’s offers all students a comprehensive counseling program to help ensure that each boy gets the most out of the SP experience. Both the middle and upper schools provide a dedicated full-time counselor to support the social and emotional needs of each student. The counselors provide developmentally appropriate programming in each division such as grade-specific health and wellness lessons including human reproduction, sexuality education and substance prevention in the middle school, and the ninth grade wellness course and grade-specific health and wellness events in the upper school. In addition, the counselors coordinate the advisory programs and collaborate with parents, faculty and advisors for the benefit of each student.

The counselors offer both individual and small group counseling to help address issues such as depression and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, drug and alcohol use, and home-life issues, and can make referrals for routine or longer-term care. Along with relevant faculty, the counselors provide educational opportunities for parents and families, offering guest speakers, community forums, book discussions, skills training, and other opportunities for learning and community networking.

Learning Services

St. Paul’s learning services team recognizes that all students learn differently. We provide a variety of supports and resources such as academic coaching and class offerings aligned with the learning sciences that are designed to encourage a student’s ability to maintain goal-directed behaviors, his ability to work well with others, his ability to communicate effectively, and his ability to adapt when problems arise.

Our Mission:

✓ Teach to each student’s unique learning profile

✓ Provide academic strategies that encompass a developmental approach

✓ Partner with families, students, and faculty to foster comprehensive program planning for students with diagnosed learning differences

Middle school supports include reading and academic skills courses that include developmentally appropriate strategy-based intervention for students with qualifying psych-educational testing. Upper school supports include a 9th grade language foundations course, small group or individual academic coaching, and content-area support in math, writing, and science.

Middle School Student Services Team

 

Brad Bernstein, School Counselor 

  • Provides counseling and support services to students and families 
  • Plans and coordinates health and wellness initiatives specific to each grade level for middle school students and families
  • Coordinates the advisory program
  • Assists with learning services as needed  

Megan Carroll, Learning Specialist

  • Provides learning services and academic resources for students and families in grades 5 through 8 

  • Teaches reading and academic skills classes  

  • Completes Learning Support Plans (LSPs), using recommendations from the individual psycho-educational evaluations, that will serve as classroom recommendation  

  • Conducts family meetings in collaboration with your child’s advisor to address academic concerns 

Margaret Schlossberg, School Psychologist 

  • Serves as consulting psychologist for all divisions of SP 
  • Provides additional support to families and the Student Services Team as needed 

Upper School Student Services Team

Caroline Dengler, Director Learning Services, 5-12 

  • Provides learning services and academic resources for students and families
  • Completes Learning Support Plans (LSPs), using recommendations from the individual pyscho-educational evaluations, that will serve as classroom recommendation 
  • Conducts family meetings in collaboration with your child’s advisor to address academic concerns 

Rajesh Ramgopal, Learning Specialist and Math Instructor 

  • Provides learning services and academic resources for students and families 
  • Offers math support for grades 9 through 12 as needed  
  • Completes applications for standardized test accommodations 
  • Conducts family meetings in collaboration with your child’s advisor to address academic concerns  

Erin Stamper, Learning Specialist and Science Instructor

  • Provides learning services and academic resources for students and families 

  • Offers science support for grades 9 through 12 as needed  

  • Conducts family meetings in collaboration with your child’s advisor to address academic concerns   

Margaret Schlossberg, School Psychologist 

  • Serves as consulting psychologist for all divisions 
  • Provides additional support to families and the Student Services Team as needed 

Jackie Villet, School Counselor 

  • Provides counseling and support services to students and families  

  • Plans and coordinates health and wellness initiatives specific to each grade level for Upper School students and families 

  • Coordinates advisory program 

  • Assists with learning services as needed