The advisory system is an integral part of the educational process at Cardinal Gibbons. Its purpose is to assist students in their personal growth in all aspects of campus life. All students are assigned to an advisor. Together, the student and advisor ensure that the student is embracing school programs and following their own interests and passions. Typically, a student’s advisor comes to know him or her well and becomes a guide and advocate. The advisor is the first point of contact for students, parents, and faculty concerning a student’s experience at Cardinal Gibbons.
The small advisory groups, which meet together on Tuesday and Thursday during the designated advisory time, bring together students to help foster a closely bonded small community inside the larger one. Advisors also meet individually with advisees regularly and when necessary. The advisory program is overseen by the Assistant Head of School for Academics.
Parents’ first line of contact should be with their student’s advisor. If the advisor cannot answer a question or help with a situation, then the advisor will direct parents to the appropriate school officials. Parents are encouraged to keep in close contact with the advisor throughout the school year.