The Advisor Program at WMS is a hallmark of the strong connections our teachers make with every student. Faculty members typically have 4 to 5 students as advisees each year and come to be an integral part of their lives and success here on campus. Advisors are often seen having coffee in town with their advisees, playing ultimate frisbee on Hood's Hill or baking cookies together during exam time. In addition to seeing their advisees throughout the day, advisors may drop-by in the dorm to check on how things are going. Advisors and advisees have (and use) each others’ cell phone numbers.
Developing connections with each advisee and maintaining a real awareness of what is happening in each of their lives on a day-to-day basis is the essence of what it means to be an advisor at WMS. Advisors make every effort to know the academic and athletic lives of their advisees. Daily check-ins before Morning Meeting, regular advisor lunches and dinners, informal gatherings, trips, and frequent conversations help to build this important relationship. Advisors strive to cultivate an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in which students can openly discuss their successes and their concerns.
Advisors are the adults most responsible for a student at The White Mountain School. For families, they are often the first point of contact for any questions or concerns regarding their child. Advisors communicate regularly and consistently with parents throughout the year and they serve as a primary liaison between student, family, and teacher.
"My advisor is always there for me. He keeps me on track and really knows what's going on in my life. He's someone I can have fun with and someone I respect." - Tanner, student
"Every student has an advisor. If I ever have a question, or I'm worried, I know I can pick up the phone or send an email, and I will hear back right away." -Ruth, parent, NJ
THE WHITE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
371 West Farm Road • Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574 • 603.444.2928
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for students grades 9-12/PG.