St. Andrew's School is committed to the physical, mental, and emotional health of all of its students.
Health and counseling services are located in the Adams Student Services Center, which houses a nurses office and treatment center, a counseling office, and a room with three beds to care for students who become ill at school.
The Center is staffed by a full-time registered nurse (R.N.), a full-time licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), on-call nurses for after-school hours, and an on-call school doctor.
In addition to providing information on physical and mental health through classes and information sessions, the Center provides annual flu shots, vaccinations for graduating seniors, specific group sessions, and health referral services. Students are required to keep all medications with the school nurse, who is available from 7:30am through the end of the school day. St. Andrew’s is fortunate to be located directly across the street from the Barrington Public Services Building, where EMTs are readily available. Finally, there are several excellent hospitals in Providence, a short 15-minute drive, that have a national reputation for helping young people.
The school counselor is available to students to support them emotionally, socially, and academically. The staff also facilitates conflict resolution for both individuals and small groups. Some of the most common issues that students have shared include friendship/relationship issues, anxiety and stress management, and depression.
Our staff relies on best practices in the counseling field to assess any risk for students and determine the necessary response to protect their safety.
The counseling staff is also available to parents for support related to their children. Parents may call to ask questions, express a concern or request, or ask that a member of the staff check in with their daughter or son. Additionally, the staff is always happy to provide additional resources on any subjects like anxiety, stress management, ADHD, etc.