Advising at MA

Each student at Marin Academy works closely with a faculty or staff member who acts as an advisor.

Advisors serve as a source of guidance and support for each advisee for both academic and personal matters relating to the school. Aside from getting to know each advisee personally, advisors oversee academic scheduling, watch academic progress, and help the student to organize unscheduled time.
 
Advisors also serve as a link between home and school. Parents are encouraged to talk with their child’s advisor about any questions or concerns regarding the school and/or their son or daughter. Time is set aside weekly for each advising group to meet with the advisor; in addition, advisors maintain frequent, on-going individual contact with advisees.
 
Class Deans
In addition to the advisor, each grade has a class dean. The deans are responsible for counseling, discipline, student life, and activities. The deans work closely with the advisors, dean of students, and academic dean to help ensure the academic and personal well-being of each student.
 
Counseling at MA

The school counselor supports students in navigating the challenges of high school and life as an adolescent. The counselor offers students a nonjudgmental and safe space to explore their experience at MA as well as process aspects of their personal lives that may be impacting them. While the school counselor is trained and licensed, MA does not offer long term psychotherapy on campus, and instead will help students and families access outside therapeutic support. The counselor is happy to work with families to find appropriate resources in the community.

Students and families are welcome to get in touch by email or phone to set up a time to meet with the counselor. In addition to supporting the student and parent community, the counselor collaborates and consults with faculty and staff in their roles as teachers and advisors. 

Our counselor, Sarah Janoff-Brinn is on campus five days a week from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

 
Sarah Janoff-Brinn

Sarah Janoff-Brinn

School Counselor