ISK provides a comprehensive counseling program. The department consists of two ES Counselors, one MS Counselor, and two HS Counselors. The counselors are available to work closely with students and families regarding:

  • Personal, social and emotional development for all students from Pre K to Grade 12
  • Processing the challenges and opportunities associated with the transition to or from ISK
  • Academic development as it relates to ISK’s broader mission and aims.
  • Responsibilities at each division are specialized to the specific age group

Elementary School Counseling

ISK’s two elementary school counselors are available to both students and families to assist with any type of personal, social or academic difficulty. The counselors work closely with classroom teachers to implement a comprehensive counseling and guidance program built around the values of respect, responsibility, creative problem solving; friendship, social and emotion management.

Classroom guidance lessons are provided throughout the year to explore topics like tolerance, friendship, and problem solving, and a social and emotional curriculum is provided which focuses on emotion management, empathy and conflict resolution.

The Counselors work with classroom and the Student Support Services teachers to facilitate and coordinate appropriate interventions for students having difficulties. They meet with Individual students to talk about concerns they may have, and also meet with groups to develop social skills and deal with friendship and relational skills.

Middle School Counseling

The middle school counselor provides support in the domains of social, emotional, personal, developmental and academic needs of the students. The services offered are individual or group counseling, classroom lessons, and at times may refer a student to an outside agency.

The counselor consults with parents to support students. The counselor is a liaison with teachers when it comes to student concerns and in finding appropriate interventions to assist students in achieving success.

The counselor may observe students in the classroom to help in determining classroom interventions and attends Student Support Team meetings to support students’ learning success. The counselor works to schedule all students in appropriate classes to maximise their learning.

High School Counseling

Two counselors provide academic, personal, social, college and career counseling support to all high school students. They offer individual, small and large group counseling support sessions covering a variety of areas including course selection, career development, transitions, social emotional support, substance abuse, and conflict resolution.

College Counseling: the counselors provide a wide range of support to students and their families through the post-secondary planning and application process to ensure a successful transition to college and university. This includes advising on career path selection, researching university options, assisting students with personal statement writing, and hosting university information evenings for students and parents.

For more information regarding College Counseling please contact: