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Admissions Open House

On Saturday, May 4 from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. we are opening our doors to all members of the local community! Come meet our faculty and students as you learn about our unique learning environment for boys in sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. 

Please call the Admissions Office at (413) 774-9111 or email admissions@eaglebrook.org to RSVP before April 20.
Additional Information
A junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine
Center for Middle School - Teaching at Eaglebrook

Advisor Skills & Responsibilities

Skill Set
  • Belief in and commitment to principles of school mission and values
    • Appreciation for and interest in middle school students
    • Ability to model exemplary adult behavior and school values
  • Good Communication Skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills abilities
    • Understanding of importance of prompt communication
  • Ability to Plan and Organize
    • Anticipate upcoming events
    • Balance demands of class preparation and planning and advising
    • Prepare advisees for upcoming events
  • Knowledge of Adolescent Behavior
    • Model fair and appropriate discipline and student interactions
    • Basic understanding of child development and psychology
  • Approachability
  • Consistency
    • Ability to follow policies and procedures consistently
  • Cooperativeness
    • Willingness to take direction and apply it
    • Desire to work as part of a team and accept group decisions
Responsibilities
  • Active support of the school's Mission
    • Modeling of appropriate student conduct
    • Advocate for students
    • Individualize approach to each student
  • Student Supervision
    • In charge of supervising advisee’s academic work
      • Monitor daily preparation and homework completion
      • Advise on course selection
      • Communicate with teachers and parents on student progress
      • Help coordinate make up work when student is absent
      • Initiate and organize advisee team meetings (lunch meetings) when necessary
    • Help students develop age-appropriate life skills
      • Personal hygiene
      • Time management
      • Inter-personal communications
    • Mediate conflicts between students
    • Mediate difficulties between teachers and advisees
    • Assign appropriate consequences in discipline situations and communicate those to colleagues
    • Model good practices
  • Support and supervise Sixth Formers with their assemblies
  • Read and apply information gained from memos and meetings
  • Communicate information gained from your own experience to others (parents, administrators, and other faculty)
  • Act as a liaison between parents and school, through frequent phone and written communication
  • Support and advise other faculty in the execution of their jobs
  • Complete necessary writing projects:
    • Mid-terms comments
    • Mid-Term Letters
    • Term-End Comments, including residential life comment
    • Responding to in-house and parental communications promptly
  • Help school develop sound age appropriate curriculum
  • Keep abreast of new developments in adolescent development
  • Anticipate events and workload, maintaining a personal calendar
  • Communicate with colleagues about necessary coverage
  • Attend weekly Dorm and Full Faculty meetings
  • Manage paperwork ( student memos and advisee record keeping)
  • Participate in evaluation program
An advisors immediate supervisors for matters related to advising is his or her Dorm Head.