At Villanova College, we are committed to providing individualized attention in a caring and supportive environment. The Teacher-Advisor Program offers another level of personalized support for students. The role of the Teacher-Advisor is:
- to support and guide the student in both academic and social matters;
- to act as an advocate for the student;
- to communicate positive and/or negative trends in academic and/or social behaviour and offer support or refer the student to other resources as necessary.
Junior & Middle School
In the Junior and Middle Schools, the Homeroom teacher serves as the Teacher Advisor. Through daily contact with the student, the Homeroom teacher is able to tailor support to the specific needs and interests of each student.
In grade 9, or upon entry to the Upper School, each student is assigned a Teacher Advisor. Advisor groups are comprised of 10 to 12 students of the same gender and grade and remain together until graduation. The groups meet weekly to participate in developmental guidance activities within a supportive peer group setting. The goal of the grade 9 program is to ease the transition to high school and foster independence, self-direction and responsibility. Throughout the remainder of a student's academic career at Villanova, the Teacher Advisor continues to provide support to help students set and achieve educational goals. Teacher Advisors are also available to meet with students one-on-one when necessary.