|Student Guidance Department|
St. Vincent Ferrer School has a full-time guidance counselor. The Guidance Department provides support for and communication amoung students, teachers, and parents. A Developmental Classroom Guidance Program is provided for all grade levels, with topics ranging from social skills, self-awareness, conflict resolution, respect for others, goal setting, anger management, drug awareness, and career development.
A safe environment for all students is provided in the Guidance Office. Here they are welcome to talk about or try to solve their personal problems, or they can resolve conflicts with others. The Guidance Department works with students' personal problems on an as-needed basis. Students are encouraged to meet with the school counselor to discuss problems individually or in small groups. The counselor acts as mediator in peace table discussions.
School-wide testing is coordinated through the Guidance Office, including vision and hearing screening as well as standardized testing for grades 2-8.