CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Responsive Classroom

Peabody teachers model the Responsive Classroom program, which is a research-based approach to K-8 teaching that focuses on the strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning. The Responsive Classroom teaching approach emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community, focuses on the belief that how children learn is as important as what they learn, and promotes the concept that academic success is inextricably tied to building social-emotional competencies.

Middle School Advisory

Peabody has an Advisor Program that is designed to provide both group and individualized support to middle school students. Advisors work with students both as part of an advisory group and as individuals to foster positive relationships here at school and to support students in the areas of academic and social/emotional needs.

Additionally, advisors act as the primary point of communication for parents in the Middle School. If there is something happening outside of school that the faculty should be aware of, advisors are the point of contact to disseminate information. Likewise, if teachers see any areas of concern, advisors work with parents to establish strategies and/or solutions.

School Counseling

The Peabody School Counseling Program is designed to promote and support our students’ personal, social, and academic needs through collaboration with parents, staff, and our community. The school counseling program provides a delivery system that includes classroom guidance, individual counseling, responsive services, and small groups.