FASNY provides students with a full well-being team including:
A speech therapist works with the students of all three campuses.
A consultant psychologist is available on the campuses to provide support on an individual basis if needed. Mostly for Middle and HS school students.
Three school counselors, one specifically dedicated to Pre & Lower school, to 6th grade, and to Middle and High School.
Leaders of Learning in Middle and High Schools.
The well-being team:
If a teacher, leader of learning, is concerned about a student because of academic or psycho-social performance, the well-being team will meet to discuss concerns. The team includes the leader of learning, the counselor, the dean of students, the head of school and anyone working directly with the child. (For the Elementary, the format is simpler: teachers, counselor, administrators, parents).
The well-being team develops an action plan with strategies to support the student academically and psycho-socially. This plan is shared and discussed with the parents. The school psychologist and the speech therapist may be asked to intervene as well.
If further academic or psycho-social evaluation or therapy is necessary, a referral to outside resources will be made.
The counselors implement SEL programs, facilitate circle time in class, teach Social Skills and act as a sounding board and space to talk for students and families.
In collaboration with families, Division Heads, teachers, and our well-being team, FASNY offers services on campus to enrich the learning environment for our students. Some of the services include:
Various structures are offered on our premises after school, from one-on-one tutoring, to homework help, to supervised studies. The offerings vary according to the student's grade level and required level of support. These structures are currently not available because of the covid pandemic.
A three-tiered approach ensures students move from beginner level through native-like fluency while reaping the benefits of the American education system. Students who are not fluent in English are taught the American curriculum in smaller groups, with an emphasis on language acquisition.
In the Lower School, the push-in/pull-out system allows a tailored approach to the acquisition of French linguistic skills:
Push-in: A second teacher comes into the classroom during certain French language arts classes.
Pull-out: Small groups of students work separately with a teacher on specific skills during certain French language arts classes.
A French speech therapist provides personalized support to our students.
In the Middle and High School, students may receive extra help in French at every grade level.