Unique Students, Specialized Services
Each student comes to Girard with specific and individualized needs. To meet these needs, Girard provides a variety of support services to ensure our students can meet their full potential.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
Schools that implement a multi-tiered approach to supporting student success have a significant positive impact on both student achievement and social-emotional outcomes. Through our Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) program, we prioritize the success and wellbeing of every student. Our comprehensive MTSS framework is designed to provide a structured and collaborative approach to academic, behavioral, and social-emotional support. Through proactive and personalized strategies, we aim to identify and address the unique needs of each learner. At Girard, our commitment to equity and inclusion is reflected in our MTSS program, fostering a positive learning environment that empowers all students to thrive academically and personally.
Girard College has two full-time Academic Counselors dedicated to providing regular and personalized academic guidance to all students. Girard College Academic Counselors play a pivotal role in helping students set rigorous goals, identify strengths and weaknesses, and develop effective organization and study habits. Beyond grades, Academic Counselors foster a supportive environment that empowers students to navigate challenges, resulting in decreased academic-related stress and overall improvement in students’ self-efficacy and confidence in their educational journey.
Our dedicated team of experienced tutors and outstanding student peer tutors are here to provide personalized academic support tailored to meet the unique needs of every student. From mastering challenging subjects to honing essential study skills, our tutoring program is designed to empower learners at all levels. Whether students seek reinforcement, enrichment, or targeted assistance, our tutors are committed to fostering a positive and collaborative learning experience.
Family & Caregiver Engagement
We recognize the importance of a strong partnership between our school community and the families and caregivers of our students. Our Family and Caregiver Engagement programming is designed to bridge the gap between home and school life, fostering a supportive environment that nurtures the holistic development of our students from Grades 1-12. Through regular communication, family events, our Family Engagement Association (FEA) and collaborative initiatives, we strive to create a sense of belonging and connection for both students and their families. We believe that when families are actively engaged, students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Join us in building a foundation for success, as we work together to create a home away from home for your child and foster a community where every family is an integral part of our Girard family.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Partnership
Through a unique partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Independence Blue Cross,Girard College provides on-campus behavioral health services from some of the best providers in the Philadelphia area. As needed, students at Girard College have access to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment services, coordinated by our Student Success Team. The Student Success Team and CHOP professionals also collaborate to provide high-quality resources to staff and families about how to support students’ academic and social-emotional development across school, residential, and home life.