Every student at Northwood School is assigned an advisor, who is prepared to tackle the really big questions – like what classes to take, how to handle a conflict with a friend, where to go for extra math help, and which outfit to wear to a formal dinner. But they’re also there to lend a hand when you lose your calculator or need a haircut. Advisors provide a shoulder to cry on and high-fives. Advisors are academic counselors, listeners, mediators, sympathizers, and cheerleaders – all in one. New students are assigned a faculty advisor before they arrive on campus. After the first trimester, new students may select a different advisor or choose to stay with their current one. At the end of each year, every student has the same option. Most students stay with one advisor throughout their years at Northwood, forming close bonds that often become lasting friendships. Advisors also play an important role for parents as the primary liaison between parents and the School. Advisors and parents meet on Family Weekend in the fall, and advisors are in regular contact with parents throughout the school year.