The mission of Rowland Hall’s student support team is to support all students’ learning and social-emotional growth.
In collaboration with teaching teams, we communicate with caregivers and act as a resource to better understand and support students. Each division's student support team is composed of the principal, assistant principal(s), learning support specialist, and social-emotional support counselor.
Rowland Hall is committed to teaching the whole child. We recognize that to be successful academically, your student must also have the skills necessary for social and emotional well-being. We offer a robust social-emotional learning (SEL) program that builds skills around empathy, identifying and managing strong emotions, peaceful problem-solving, and respectful disagreement. We encourage students to use these skills to show compassion, kindness, perseverance, and cooperation. Plus, students are proactively supported by teachers who have received SEL training, and by our own in-house experts: we have social-emotional support counselors in each division, because when adults meet regularly to discuss each one of their students, every child is well-known and no one slips through the cracks.
Rowland Hall’s learning support is a resource on executive functioning and academic needs, available to all students, teachers, and families. Our learning support team consults with teachers regarding best instructional practices as well as strategies for individual learners. Learning support reflects the different schedules and developmental stages of students in each division. Should intensive, specialized, or long-term support be required, members of the team can refer families to individualized services such as academic tutoring, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, behavior therapy, executive functioning coaching, and educational/neuropsychological evaluations. When a student has an evaluation completed by an outside professional, an individualized student support plan can be created to outline the student’s school-based needs and accommodations.