Upper School Counseling
The Upper School's counseling department is designed to serve and assist the unique needs of international students and their families. While addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of students, our counselors also act as a bridge between teachers and parents, working to create an environment where every student will have the tools they need to be successful.
Counselors work with students on a range of issues, including communication and relationship building skills with peers, parents and teachers; time management and study skills; stress management; anxiety reduction; transitions (to and from campuses); self-esteem; and management of peer pressure. Students requiring ongoing therapies are referred to outside professionals in the area, of which the counseling department maintains an up to date list.
Transitional Activities at FIS
At all grade levels the school counselors are committed to supporting both students and parents in their transitions – within FIS – as well as transitioning to and from campuses.
Upper School counselors also work with students to assist with college and university selection. Please visit the University Advising section of our site for more information.