To best support each student on their unique educational trajectory, Trevor offers a variety of resources throughout their Nursery to 12th grade journey. These programs, spaces, connections, and supports all contribute to an environment that fosters positive risk-taking, confident inquiry, and a lifelong love of learning.
Trevor’s academic support department provides customized programs based on subject-area and grade-level goals and materials, and a deep understanding of each student’s strengths and needs. The academic support team recognizes multiple learning styles and aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop strategies that enhance their learning, confidence, and independence. Students may be referred to the academic support team by their advisor, division director, relevant teacher, or at the family’s request.
Our Lower School has reading specialists, a math specialist, and a general learning specialist, all of whom contribute to the curriculum, work with small groups to differentiate teaching, and support students individually, as needed.
In the Middle and Upper School, instruction is provided for one or two periods per ten-day cycle to individuals or small groups of students, as needed. The academic support specialists guide students as they further develop skills in organization, time management, reading comprehension, writing, studying, and test-taking. Throughout the process, students become self-advocates who understand and celebrate their own unique learning style.
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 a home base for families.
In the Middle and Upper School, faculty advisors act as a centralized resource, advocate, and liaison for their advisees. All advisors meet regularly with their advisees. This includes conducting family conferences twice per year, 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.
Trevor has thoughtfully designed, spacious common spaces within our buildings, 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; study tables for students 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.
In the Lower School, Trevor offers free supervised early morning drop-off, beginning at 7:30 am. 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 features a selection of nearly 30 courses; it is available for an additional fee.
Middle and Upper School students are 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.
Trevors Buddy Program brings our youngest and oldest Lower School students together for collaborative projects and recreation. Our older students learn how to be a role model by sharing classwork, favorite books, or new games, while our youngest children have the chance to make new friends in school and gain a better sense of what happens as they progress through the grades. For all students, its a way to build empathy and collaborative community—all of which is on full and gratifying display when you see a Kindergartener and a 5th grader excitedly waving as they pass each other in the hallway.
Trevor’s Peer Leaders are a network of select juniors and seniors who offer support, guidance, communication, and a model for respect within the Upper School. Peer Leaders work closely with 9th 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.
Health & Wellness Coordinator Trevor has a full-time Health Wellness Coordinator who works in conjunction with the school psychologists, nurses, and the physical education department to implement a comprehensive Health Wellness program for all students. They also plan faculty and parent Health Wellness programs.
Health & Wellness Curricula In the Lower School, all grades devote time to age-appropriate topics in the health and wellness sphere, including personal values, nutrition, conflict resolution, social identity, and social justice. In 4th and 5th grades, students participate in a six-week course on human development, the goal of which is to create a supportive environment in which students can gain information and ask questions about the onset of puberty.
The Middle School Health and Wellness curriculum is a three-year journey of self-discovery, growing awareness, and self-reflection. By the conclusion of their 8th-grade year, students will have learned about realistic, attainable goal setting, their body and physical well-being, and about self-responsibility, all via a range of health and wellness topics.
Ethical Foundations is a yearlong course in 9th grade, which focuses 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.
Trevor’s Math Center is comprised of junior and senior volunteers, who assist other students with all levels of math. Tutors are available every day, so there’s always support on hand in the Math 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 do members of the English department faculty.
The College Counseling office prepares students and families for the college admissions process. This process begins during junior year with an overview of the application process. Students are then 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, such as preparing an applicant profile, visiting colleges, writing a resume, and preparing for interviews.
Along with the College Clusters, in the spring of their junior year, each student is assigned a primary college counselor. The college counselor helps families to develop a list of schools to consider and advises them about testing procedures, financial aid, and college visits. Their goal is that all students apply to a range of schools that are both challenging and appropriate and will suit their personality and aspirations.