• Trevor Day School
Programs

Student Resources

At Trevor, each student is known, challenged, and loved. To best support our diverse community of learners and to help each student make the most of their educational experience, Trevor offers a variety of resources across the Nursery—Grade 12 journey. These resources contribute to an environment that fosters positive risk-taking, confident inquiry, and a lifelong love of learning.  


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  • Academic Support

    Trevor’s academic support department provides custom programs based on grade-level and subject-area goals and materials, and a deep understanding of each student’s needs. The academic support team recognizes multiple learning styles and aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop strategies to enhance their learning, confidence, and independence. Students may be referred to the academic support team by their advisor, division director, relevant teacher, or as requested by a family. 

    Our Lower School has reading specialists, a math specialist, and a general learning specialist who contribute to the curriculum, work with small groups to differentiate teaching, and support students individually, as needed.

    In the Middle and Upper School, i
    nstruction is provided for one or two periods per ten-day cycle to individuals or small groups of students, as needed. The learning specialists support students as they further develop skills in the areas of organization, time management, reading comprehension, writing, studying, and test-taking. Through the process, students develop as self-advocates who understand their own unique learning style.
  • Homeroom/Advisory Program

    In the Lower School, homeroom teachers are involved in all aspects of a student’s school life—overseeing the entirety of their academic, social, and emotional development. They are an important resource for students and home base for families.
     
    In the Middle and Upper School, advisors act as a centralized resource, advocate, and liaison for their advisees. All advisors meet regularly with their advisees, including conducting family conferences twice per year, in order to review academic performance and monitor each student’s academic progress and social well-being. In Middle School, there are brief advisory group meetings every morning, along with advisory bonding time every other week. The Upper School advisory groups meet several times per month. 
  • Common Spaces

    Trevor has thoughtfully designed open, spacious common spaces within our campuses, where students engage in collaborative projects, utilize their discretionary periods, and meet with teachers and advisors outside of class. In the Lower School, this signature experience begins with the 5th-Grade Common Room. In the Middle & Upper School there are three common spaces in which teachers have individual desks arranged around the perimeter of the rooms and study tables occupy the middle. These are the Middle School Common Room, the multilevel Upper School Center, and the Science Center. When not in class, faculty members share these common spaces with students throughout the day.
  • Extended Hours

    In the Lower School, Trevor offers supervised early morning drop-off beginning at 7:30 am, free of charge. The library is also open from 8:00 – 8:25 am, for students and parents to browse and borrow books. A robust after-school program featuring a selection of nearly 30 courses is also available for a fee.
     
    Middle and Upper School students are always welcome to have breakfast at no charge, beginning at 7:30 am each day. The Middle School Common Room and Upper School Center open at 8:10 am, and remain open and supervised until 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and until 5:00 pm on Friday. 
  • Counseling

    Full-time counselors are available on both campuses to meet with students, support families, and consult with faculty and administration. 
  • Buddy Program

    Trevor's Buddy Program brings our youngest and oldest Lower School students together for collaborative projects and recreation. Our older students have the opportunity to be a "big kid" role model, by sharing classwork, favorite books, or new games, while our youngest children have the chance to make new friends in the school and get a better sense of what happens as they move up through the grades. For all Lower School students, it's a way to build empathy, collaboration, and community—all of which is on full display when you see a Kindergartener and a 5th grader excitedly waving to each other as they pass by in the hallway. 
  • Peer Leadership

    Trevor’s Peer Leaders are a group of select juniors and seniors who work to create a network of support, guidance, communication, and respect within the Upper School. Peer Leaders work closely with ninth graders, meeting regularly in small groups throughout the year to lend academic and social support. Peer Leaders are trained by faculty advisors in how to develop and lead discussions during Peer Leadership Groups. 
  • Middle School Health & Wellness

    The Middle School Health and Wellness curriculum is designed as a three-year journey of self-discovery, growing awareness, and self-reflection. By the conclusion of their eighth-grade year, students will have learned about realistic, attainable goal setting, the body and physical well-being, and about self-responsibility in a range of health and wellness topics. 
  • Ethical Foundations

    Ethical Foundations is a yearlong required course in ninth grade focused on health, well-being, and how personal values influence one’s choices. The class encourages students to think deeply about how to develop healthy, respectful relationships, and how to navigate risk. The course also explores historical and contemporary issues of social justice.
  • Upper School Math Center

    Trevor’s Math Center is comprised of seniors and juniors who are ready and able to assist other students with all levels of math. Tutors are scheduled every day, so there’s always support available in the Math Center.
  • Upper School Writing Center

    The goal of the Writing Center is to strengthen the caliber of writing across the curriculum and student body, while encouraging collaboration in the writing process. Writing Advisors are selected and trained juniors and seniors who perform peer-to-peer workshopping, as well as members of the English department faculty.
  • College Counseling Office

    The College Counseling office uses meetings, presentations, and a comprehensive website and manual to prepare students and families for the college admissions process. The process formally begins during junior year with an overview of the application process, and students are then are divided into small groups called College Clusters for the second semester of their junior year. Each cluster meets twice per ten-day academic cycle to discuss various topics in their college process. The College Clusters discuss preparing an applicant profile, visiting colleges, writing a resume, reviewing applicant case studies, and preparing for interviews.
     
    Along with the College Clusters, each student is assigned a primary college counselor in the spring of their junior year. The college counselor advises the students and their families about testing procedures, financial aid, and college visits. Their goal is that all students apply to schools that are both challenging and appropriate. 

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  • Trevor Day School

  • Nursery - 5

  • 6 - 12

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  • New York, NY

  • 1 W 88th St - 212.426.3300

  • 312 E 95th St - 212.426.3360