Director of Academic Support Kate Daniels describes her office as a place for kids to come to feel that somebody understands the academic challenges they’re having — to help them know they’re not alone.
St. Paul’s offers a wide array of opportunities and managing a full daily schedule sometimes can be challenging to navigate. That’s where the Academic Support Office comes in.
Relationships are at the center of learning, and we pride ourselves on creating an environment in which you can experience authentic, meaningful relationships with adults who are committed to your success. Academic Support coordinates support structures across many School departments, working closely with advisers, heads of house, the Vice Rector for School Life, the Dean of Studies, the Director of Multicultural Student Support and others to ensure students develop the executive functioning, social-emotional and academic skills they need to thrive not just at St. Paul’s but in college and beyond.
From providing guidance around organization and time management to helping students prepare for an exam or write a report, the Academic Support team and their colleagues are ready to help any student at any point in their SPS career.
Study halls, overseen by SPS faculty members, are offered at the Lindsay Center during every block in the academic day, providing students with a nice quiet place to work.
Teacher Extra Help
All of our teachers hold regular office hours and extra help sessions. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their teachers for extra help.
In the evenings, peer tutors in math, sciences and languages are available in Ohrstrom Library.
When the need arises, the Director of Academic Support can meet individually with students to provide assistance with time management, organization, study strategies, test preparation and other academic skills.