Lower School Student Support Services

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    Mrs. Chelsea Freeman 

    Associate Head of Lower School and Director of Social Emotional Learning
    (601) 987-9304

Counseling Services

St. Andrew’s Lower School Counseling program aims to help students build competencies in self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Throughout the year, the Lower School Counselor visits Kindergarten through fourth grade students in their classroom to enhance skill-building through intentional social emotional whole group instruction.  Class lessons are on topics like emotions, academic success, responsibility, conflict resolution, coping skills and digital citizenship.  In grades first through fourth, students also benefit from attending small group counseling sessions on a variety of topics relevant to their age group including, but not limited to: self-control, self-esteem, leadership, and resilience.

There are also a variety of ways for students in first through fourth grade to request to see the School Counselor individually. Teachers, administrators, and parents can refer a student they think would benefit from these services. Families are encouraged to contact the Lower School Counselor to discuss school counseling, parenting, social-emotional development or with any concerns that emerge during the school year.

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  • Counseling Services

    • Social emotional lessons in homerooms
    • Short-term individual counseling 
    • Group Counseling
    • Community Referrals
    • Meetings with parents 
    • Student observation and feedback
    • Behavioral Plans
    • Collaboration with faculty regarding student needs and accommodations
  • Counseling Resources

    The Essential Role of Elementary School Counselors
    Research shows the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program has a positive impact on student achievement. 

    Love and Logic
    The Love and Logic Institute provides practical tools and techniques to help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children.

    Positive Discipline
    Positive Discipline is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their communities.

South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001