Student Support Services

Upper School Student Support

Upper School Learning Center

The North Campus Learning Center seeks to support students in attaining success while maintaining the academic rigor of St. Andrew’s. By working with each student’s unique learning profile and emphasizing a strength-based approach, learning facilitators assist students in advocating for themselves and taking ownership of their own learning style. The Upper School learning facilitator communicates and collaborates with parents and colleagues to provide expertise in interpreting psychoeducational evaluations to pinpoint areas of need and design strategies based on each child’s strengths.

List of 5 items.

  • Learning Center Services

    • Coordination of academic coaching, tutorial, occupational therapy, and dyslexia therapy sessions throughout the day which are integrated into the student’s schedule.
    • Training in executive functioning skills 
    • Coordination of school based accommodations, such as extended time for testing, for those with documented medical or learning specific issues.
    • Coordination of testing accommodations with ACT and College Board for those with documented medical or learning specific differences.
    • Coordination of make-up work when students are out with long-term illness and school related excused absences.
    • Assistance with continuation of accommodations and services at the college level.
  • Accommodations in the Upper School

    Students who have a diagnosis of an approved learning difference are eligible for classroom accommodations, such as extended test time and preferential seating. The Learning Center partners with families and teachers to create an individualized Accommodation Plan for every student with a diagnosis on file. If you have questions about your child’s academic progress or accommodations, please reach out to Hollie Marjanovic at
  • Writing and Math Labs

    The St. Andrew’s North Campus Writing and Math labs are student led, collaborative efforts to offer a system of peer tutorial. Upper School students are chosen to serve as Writing and Math fellows and offer tutorial services for 1-2 hours per week during their study halls. Additionally, the Writing Center has an online submission service for papers and essays in which students receive feedback. For more information, email or Tutorial services in the Math and Writing labs are currently for upper school students only.  
  • Services Provided by Outside Professionals in the Upper School

    • Academic Coaching – A service for students in which they are provided with intense instruction on developing strategies which are suitable to their academic goals.  Academic coaches partner with families and the school to set appropriate academic goals and provide a layer of accountability to the student's progress.
    • Tutors – St. Andrew's maintains a list of tutors with expertise in a variety of subjects. These names are available upon request, and the Learning Facilitators can help you connect with one who might be a good fit for your child. We strongly encourage you to meet with our faculty or the Learning Facilitator first, as many challenges can be overcome without tutor support.
    • Dyslexia Therapy – Approved therapists, including those from Mississippi College’s Dyslexia Center, may meet with students during study halls or break on campus
    • Occupational Therapy – Approved therapists may meet with students during study halls or break on campus
    For more information on having an Upper School student working with a tutor in the Learning Lab, please email
    Read More
  • Learning Center Resources

    Learn more about ADD and its symptoms

    International Dyslexia Association
    Learn more about Dyslexia

    Apps found useful for Dyslexics


The Upper School Counselor is committed to supporting student wellness through the developmental, social, and emotional challenges of Upper School. Students are welcome to request to see the School Counselor at any time. Teachers and administrators can also refer a student if they think that they need support. The Upper School Counselor is also available  as a resource for parents.

List of 1 items.

  • Upper School Counseling Services

    • Works with students to advance academic, career, and social-emotional goals
    • Collaborates with faculty regarding student needs as part of the Student Support Team 
    • Is available for parent, student, and teacher meetings 
    • Short-term individual counseling
    • Social-Emotional support during the school day
    • Community Referrals 
    • Collaborate with faculty  to create lessons for  the Upper School social-emotional learning and advisory programs

Pastoral Care

Our chaplains nurture personal and community growth, foster healing and wellness, sustain those in difficult circumstances, guide students and families through decisions, and help members of our community reconcile themselves to God and others.

List of 1 items.

  • Pastoral Care Services

    • Preaching and teaching regarding care of self, others, and environment
    • Short-term pastoral counseling regarding day-to-day or existential concerns, including hospital visits as needed
    • Community support during times of crisis, including coordination of response
    • Care for families experiencing change, both through illness, death and other forms of loss and through births, marriages, and other seasons of family growth
    • Assistance in planning and/or leading pastoral services for current members of our community and alumni, most often baptisms and funerals
    • Cross-divisional support of families


St. Andrew’s offers nursing services to our students on both campuses. Our nurses see students in the clinic based on teacher referrals, administer daily medications, monitor acute and chronic conditions within the school setting, help devise plans with medical conditions that may impact the school day, and provide guidance as needed on student medical conditions.  We help coordinate medical needs when students go off campus, and provide training and updates to teachers on medical conditions as needed. Our nurses also work with our Student Support Services teams to help recognize students who may need support, and meet students’ medical needs at school.

List of 1 items.

Health and Fitness

St. Andrew’s works to continually support the physical well-being of each student by introducing skills, strategies, and information to encourage long-term healthy life-style choices. Using multi-faceted and holistic approaches, students participate in age appropriate fitness curriculum, curriculum to address human growth and development, and programs that focus on taking care of their bodies and minds.

List of 2 items.

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Ashley Runnels

    Ashley Runnels 

    Director of Learning Services
    (601) 853-6020
  • Photo of Hollie Marjanovic

    Hollie Marjanovic 

    Upper School Learning Facilitator
    (601) 853-6023
  • Photo of Lauren Powell

    Lauren Powell 

    Upper School Counselor and Director of Wellness
    (601) 853-6046
  • Photo of Annie Elliott

    Annie Elliott 

    Chaplain, Upper School Teacher
    (601) 853-6016
  • Photo of Jessica Goldsbury

    Jessica Goldsbury 

    School Nurse and Human Growth and Development Curriculum Coordinator
    (601) 853-6059
Foundations — Grade 12 • Jackson, Mississippi
South Campus | Infants to Grade 4
4120 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
North Campus | Grades 5 to 12
370 Old Agency Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157