Fordham Prep’s Guidance & Counseling program is an integral part of the overall educational program. The program is delivered by masters-level counselors with diverse backgrounds in mental health, education, college admissions, and substance abuse treatment and prevention. In addition, the department includes a bilingual Spanish-speaking, licensed clinical social worker who works directly with students and their families to provide additional support and services. The overwhelming majority of each counselor's time is spent providing direct services to students, ensuring that all students benefit from the comprehensive program.
Group Guidance, the core component of the program, is a scheduled class that meets once per cycle (every 6 days) in small groups throughout a student's four years. At every grade level the curriculum is structured and developmental, and yet flexible, enabling the counselors to address the students’ various needs.
In addition, counselors meet with students individually to address important issues including academic progress & performance, educational & career aspirations, and personal & social experiences.
Other guidance and counseling services include multi-session support groups, special programs and prevention education. Additional services include family consultations, crisis intervention and referrals to outside providers.
Director of Guidance & Counseling: Maureen Martinez
Director of College Counseling: Maura Brennan