The Student Services team at Milken is based on a holistic approach and encompasses faculty and programs to support our students’ academic, social, emotional, physical, and mental wellness. With the understanding that all students benefit from support in some of these areas, we have created a comprehensive program designed to meet students where they are and to encourage them to grow and thrive in all areas.
Led by our head of Student Services, our school-wide student support team includes three division counselors, six division academic support faculty, and one positive psychology teacher. Each plays a role in the supportive network, offering individual, group, and school-wide opportunities for students to develop critical lifelong skills, and to connect meaningfully to their community. The Student Services team partners with the Physical Education, Health, and Wellness Department, as well as with the school’s instructional and leadership teams to shape the student experience in school, both in and out of the classroom. In addition, the team works closely with experts in the community, faculty, and the parent body to ensure alignment with the latest research and best practices in the field.
Our Physical Education, Health, and Wellness program equips Milken students with a growth mindset. As they increase their physical fitness, they gain a deeper understanding of their bodies and learn to cultivate the habits and decision-making skills necessary to make healthy choices.
Milken’s Advisory is a program that provides students crucial support and direction on their path to academic, emotional, and social growth. An essential element of the Milken experience, Advisory surrounds each student with an intimate cohort of peers, under the guidance of dedicated adult mentors. Advisory meets two to three times per week to grapple with issues and themes related to adolescent academic and social development including orientation and community building, executive functioning, identity development, and wellness.