Student Support Services
Hamlin’s dedicated and experienced faculty is committed to providing an educational experience that meets each student’s needs through a variety of instructional strategies and approaches. As a school community, we value all dimensions of each child and work diligently to address students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs.
Hamlin teachers acknowledge and respect the fact that all of our students approach learning in their own unique ways, yet we are not a school that specializes in serving students with significant learning differences or social-emotional challenges.
Our learning specialists and counselors are important resources to teachers and to parents; they help pinpoint academic and social-emotional challenges and are closely involved with designing an action plan to address them. After careful analysis and reflection, a teacher, with guidance from the Student Support Services team, may determine that a student would benefit from additional support outside of school. In such cases, a team meeting with both the school and the family is held to determine the best course of action to implement such support.
Our counseling program is also an integral part of Hamlin life, as we seek to nurture and strengthen each student’s sense of self and social-emotional well-being. Toward this end, there is a Lower School counselor and a Middle School counselor on campus every school day. The counselors in both divisions teach whole-group lessons in classrooms and are also available to meet with students for a limited number of sessions to address their questions and concerns as individuals or as a small group. Counselors are available for students, faculty, and parents/guardians for general guidance, problem-solving, and crisis intervention.
We believe that Hamlin students will thrive socially and emotionally, overcome obstacles and challenges, and build resilience when the adults in their lives are able to work effectively together.