What is School Counseling?

The school counselors at Lower Merion School District believe:

  • All of our students have dignity, worth, and deserve mutual respect
  • All of our students have access to the school counseling program
  • Our school counseling curriculum considers the special needs and all ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender differences of our students
  • All students K through 12 should have access to a full-time, state certified, master's-degree-level school counselor to deliver the school counseling curriculum

Our comprehensive school counseling program at Lower Merion School District will:

  • Be based on specified goals and developmental student competencies for grades K through 12
  • Be planned and coordinated by school counseling staff with input from other school, families, and community representatives
  • Incorporate community resources
  • Be evaluated and developed by using measurable data
  • Actively involve counseling representatives to monitor students' outcomes and progress

We will maintain a strong ethical foundation that protects our students and their families by:

  • Abiding by the professional school counseling code of ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association
  • Participating in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program

The school counselors at Lower Merion School District envision that all students will become knowledgeable in a rapidly changing global community.