The Seton Hall Prep Guidance Department encourages the development of the whole person- balanced and mature young men who are dedicated to the pursuit of self-actualization and service to others. Throughout the course of a student’s four years, Guidance challenges students to own their academic and extra-curricular experiences, develop their potential, and expand their horizons.
Given the complex nature of navigating adolescence in our modern world, Guidance serves as a support system to help students address the variety of difficulties they face. With the support and cooperation between Guidance, parents, and the school community, Seton Hall Prep believes that students will successfully develop into healthy young men. Guidance takes an active approach to addressing student needs and encourages them to develop healthy help-seeking behaviors, making use of the resources available to them at Seton Hall.
The Guidance Department offers a multifaceted approach to address the needs of students which includes:
Our “open-door policy” encourages students to seek out the assistance of their counselors for matters great and small. Guidance will also provide families with referrals to outside resources in the event of more serious issues.
Beginning in their freshman year, students are encouraged to set academic goals and begin discerning possible career paths. They are encouraged to “begin with the end in mind.
Beginning in their sophomore year, students will be introduced to the college process culminating in a more comprehensive program in their junior and senior years.
In addition to teacher help classes, Guidance can coordinate efforts with several Honor Societies (National, Math and Spanish) and other tutors to provide students with additional academic assistance.
In both small and large group settings, students are introduced to topics that range from academic support and college placement to emotional health and developing healthy lifestyles.
Learning Assistance Program
The Learning Assistance Program provides services and one-on-one assistance to those students who have an ISP (Individual Study Plan).
Crisis Services/ Family Assistance Counselor
Licensed counselors are on staff to assist in the event of a crisis. The school’s Family Assistance Counselor is also available to address the needs of students in crisis who require more frequent attention. Referrals to outside resources are made when appropriate.