Guidance services in the Greenwich Public Schools are grounded in the understanding that each student is a unique, developing, capable individual who will learn from experience and grow personally, socially, and academically throughout adolescence. Respectful of individual differences, the program assists and supports students as they begin to understand themselves, develop decision-making and problem solving skills, and plan for the future.
The Guidance Program provides a variety of school counseling services to all students in grades 6 through 12. These services are delivered by certified school counselors.
Each middle school has three school counselors, one assigned to each grade level. Each rotates with their class of students through grades 6, 7, and 8.
Greenwich High School has three school counselors assigned to each of the five houses. These counselors have approximately 180 students on their caseload (45-50 per grade 9-12). Students are assigned to houses randomly, and counselors are assigned a portion of the alphabet, so that all students in a family have the same counselor.
Greenwich High School also has a school counselor assigned to the College & Career Center, one assigned to the Greenwich Alternative High School, and a school counselor assigned to the Special Education Program, as the Transition Coordinator for the district. The Coordinator of Guidance supervises and supports all of the school counselors.