Students are assigned to a faculty Advisor who provides personal guidance throughout the year during weekly small group lessons, individual meetings, and on-going parent communication. Lessons focus on character development, skills to improve academics, community service, embracing diversity, and the importance of emotional and physical health. All of these activities are structured around the needs of the student. The Advisory Program creates a relationship between the student and the Advisor, who often becomes a mentor, an advocate, and a link for students, parents, other teachers, and the Middle School counselor.
Middle School students are encouraged to step forward and take responsibility to help those in need both on and off campus. Although volunteering isn't a curriculum requirement for Middle School, many of our students take great pride in the service they provide to their city and school. With guidance from the Middle School Community Service Council and the Middle School Parent & Student Community Service Committee, students and parents can volunteer together at locations around the city, including:
- Haven For Hope
- Dress for Success
- SAMM Ministries
Students at Saint Mary’s Hall have the opportunity to set themselves apart as leaders in the school community by running for council positions. Membership in the Senate, Community Service Council, or Sports Council is an honor as students are elected by their peers every year. To be elected to a leadership council, students must first excel in both academic and character expectations.
Students may also decide to join a variety of Middle School student organizations based on shared interests. Under the guidance of a faculty sponsor, students carry out community and campus service events and raise awareness of local and global issues. Some of the Middle School student organizations
- Certamen Club
- Environmental Club
- Lateral Thinking Club
- Newspaper Club
- Robotics Club