The counseling program at WBAIS is a support service designed to proactively and responsively enhance the educational experience of all students. From the day a new student and family arrive on campus, the counselor coordinates and implements the process of planning for, monitoring, and insuring the successful educational experience of each child. The goal is to support the “whole child” by addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of each student. Given the right tools and support, the counselors believe that students can succeed in all of these areas.
The counseling department consists of four full time counselors: an elementary school counselor, a middle school counselor, and two high school counselors (one for grades 9 and 10 and one for grades 11 and 12 who also serves as the college counselor). Counselors meet with students on a regular basis in groups and individually. The counselor serves as a resource to teachers, parents and Administration in understanding the needs of WBAIS students. Due to the multicultural and transient nature of the student body, an important function of the counselor is to familiarize students and parents with the American system of education and facilitate their successful transition.