Leadership

Student involvement in the community happens in a variety of ways. Students may step up to lead any of the clubs on campus, they may become inspired to take on a project and get their peers involved, or they may be selected by the faculty to serve on one of the groups listed below.

  • Academic Committee -Student Academic Committee Representatives are an important part of the Academic Committee, which reviews the status of students on the Academic Warning lists, or students in other academic difficulties. In these meetings, the committee tries to help the struggling student (who attends with his or her advisor) by suggesting strategies or methods that might result in greater success.
  • Community Council— Community Council is an organization comprised of representatives from each grade, a faculty advisor for each grade, and additional representatives from each dorm. It plans a host of events throughout the year – dances, the annual Halloween costume contest, the Valentine’s Day carnation sale, and others. The group is also the primary means for students to express their needs and concerns, and to see that action is taken.
  • Diversity Committee — The Diversity Committee consists of five faculty members and two student leaders. Its goals are to ensure that the school is striving for diversity and acceptance of diversity on all levels. Students and faculty should bring their concerns and ideas regarding diversity to the committee.
  • Judiciary Committee — The overall Judiciary Committee (JC) contains six students and three faculty members. Present at the JC meeting are no more than two students and two faculty members. Serious rule infractions are referred for JC’s review and the committee makes recommendations to the Head of School. Student JC representatives are, therefore, an integral part of the disciplinary decision-making process.
  • Mentors –Juniors and seniors can be selected to be mentors to our Middle School students. By being a friendly, older face, attending some Middle School/Mentor events, and providing social or academic guidance when needed, mentors help our Middle School students to be successful and happy.
  • Peer Leaders — Each year, a number of students are selected to become Peer Leaders. They receive special and extensive training on how to counsel their peers on the many different and complex issues that adolescents face. Peer Leaders meet as a group on Mondays and then with new student groups on Tuesdays during the fall trimester.
  • Peer Tutoring — The Peer Tutoring program has a number of student volunteers to tutor other students who are struggling in particular classes. Questions about or requests for this service should be directed to the Peer Tutoring Coordinator.
  • Proctors — Proctors are student leaders who oversee the daily routines and guidelines in the dormitories. The proctor’s position is a very important one; s/he is a leader in this community whom we think will work well with the teachers and the students. The proctoring role is one that may be difficult at times, and requires a great deal of responsibility.

We are guided by a profound respect for the individual, as we recognize the need to balance individual freedom with responsibility to the community. Solebury students do not have to fit a mold.