Each student has an individual advisor who helps her to evaluate her growth and progress in all aspects of school life and to plan her academic program at Dana.
In the Middle School, students are assigned to a new advisor in each grade level. In the Upper School, 9th graders and 10th graders are assigned to grade-level specific advisory groups (with no more than six students per group).
Most students remain with their advisor in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, and some students elect to change advisors in the upper grades. Advisors work to support students in all aspects of their school life, and they serve as the primary liaison between the School and the family.
The International Student Advisor assists all international students with cultural and personal adjustments that go along with living in the United States. The advisor works closely with the International Student Association (ISA) leaders to run ISA events, such as International Week and the International Assembly. The International Student Advisor also partners with representatives from Admissions, Student Affairs, and Development to coordinate the Host Family Program, International Student Orientation, academic tutoring, and immigration procedures.