The Academic Center

The Academic Center at SBS supports each student in developing the skills and strategies necessary to succeed. Students learn how to advocate for themselves and their unique learning styles, secure in the knowledge that their voice will be heard.

To receive support through the Academic Center, students enroll in Academic Skills (a non-credit-bearing course) and meet with the Director of the Academic Center regularly each week. Designed to ensure that each student receives personalized support for their individual learning profile, students enrolled in Academic Skills develop their self-esteem, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence. Academic Skills is a fee-based program, supplementing the academic experience at SBS.

Diverse opportunities for academic support, in addition to the Academic Skills course, include:

  • Evening study hall for boarding students supervised by a faculty member
  • Supervised study hall, for students needing additional support, by a faculty member
  • Extra-help with faculty during designated office hours
  • Peer-to-peer tutoring in a specific subject

SBS encourages students with learning differences to apply and will be holistically evaluated on a case-by-case basis in partnership with the Director of the Academic Center. To learn more, please contact Director of the Academic Center Apple Gifford.