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.
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
Your teenage years are primarily centered around answering one major question, "Who am I?" Friends, family, academic demands, competition, world events, college, pressure to fit in, and overwhelming emotions can weigh heavily on today's youth, making that a very challenging question. When stretched beyond emotional and sensory limits, teens often need a safe, private place to think out loud, notice their feelings, and figure out what they want to do about it.
Our counselor, Sarah Janoff-Brinn is available to meet on campus several days each week.
Sarah Janoff-Brinn '03