Our dedicated and compassionate team of school counselors plays a vital role in supporting student success. We are here to assist all students and parents in navigating academic, social, and emotional situations that may affect a student's school life.
Our school counselors are available to provide individual consultations and group meetings upon request. Whether you have concerns about academic performance, social interactions, or emotional well-being, our counselors are here to lend a listening ear, offer guidance, and collaborate with you to find effective solutions.
We recognize that every student is unique, and our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive environment where students can thrive. Our counselors are committed to building strong relationships with students and parents, fostering trust, and providing a safe space to address any challenges or concerns that may arise.
In addition to individual and group sessions, our school counselors also offer a range of resources, workshops, and programs to support students in their personal and academic growth. These may include topics such as study skills, time management, stress management, and college and career planning.
We encourage you to reach out to our school counseling staff if you have any questions or concerns. Together, we can help ensure that every student at Strafford School has the support they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
Our Special Education program is committed to ensuring that every student receives an individualized education that meets their unique learning requirements. We work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and specialists to develop personalized educational plans, provide necessary accommodations, and offer targeted interventions to foster academic growth, social-emotional development, and overall success. With a focus on equity and inclusivity, we strive to empower every student to reach their full potential and become confident, lifelong learners.
Disposal of Special Education Records
Strafford School will be disposing of Special Education records at the beginning of each new calendar year in compliance with ED 1119.01. Special Education records of past students 25-60 years of age will be disposed of with the exception of their last Individual Educational Plan (IEP) which remains on file until age 60.
Helping children to:
Speak clearly and fluently
Listen effectively and understand classroom instructions, lessons, and text
Formulate sentences as they are speaking, using age-appropriate grammar
Develop a strong vocabulary and learn curriculum words and language-based concepts across all subject areas
Use language socially to converse and interact well with others
Develop phonemic (sound) awareness needed for reading and spelling
Be able to share what they know, describe events and retell stories, organizing and sequencing their ideas.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a health profession in which therapists and therapy assistants help individuals to do and engage in the specific activities that make up daily life. For children and youth in schools, occupational therapy works to ensure that a student can participate in the full breadth of school activities—from paying attention in class; concentrating on the task at hand; holding a pencil, musical instrument, or book in the easiest way; or just behaving appropriately in class.