If you think your child is a Saint,
we need to talk.

No children are perfect – but St. Paul’s Saints develop the kinds of qualities that make parents proud. They’re kind. Curious. Compassionate. And they really, truly care about being their best. (No wonder we graduate some of Mobile’s most nationally recognized scholars, artists, and student athletes.)

Counseling at St. Paul's

The goal of the St. Paul's Counseling Office is to provide an individual-centered, developmentally appropriate program which culminates in student readiness to succeed in a college or university setting.  This goal is accomplished by addressing the academic, personal and social needs specific to each developmental level.  We work collaboratively with students, parents and teachers by fostering school and home communication, facilitating parent-teacher conferences and providing parent guidance regarding academic and social topics.  An important factor is that counselors and academic advisors continue to value their years of classroom experience.

Counseling Programs

Mr. Pickle: PreK-K

Character is what a person is on the inside. At St. Paul’s Lower School, we want all students to be the very best “characters” they can be. PK and Kindergarten students participate in character education during their regularly scheduled library time each week. We use a program called “Mr. Pickle”. This program encourages the children to be “sweet pickles” rather than “sour pickles”. Each month we focus on a different character trait. These traits include “The Golden Rule,” manners, tattling, sharing, honesty, friendship, kindness, and making good choices.

Halo Habits: PreK-4

Halo Habits is St. Paul’s unique character education program for grades Pre-K thru 5th grade. Our counselor, Mrs. Boteler, visits each class to discuss the monthly character trait. An information sheet is given to each teacher with quotes, activities, and related picture books to be used to reinforce the monthly character trait. Postcards and stickers are given to students who are “Caught using their Halo Habit”

Olweus, Bullying Prevention Program: Grades K-8

The Olweus Program (pronounced Ol-VAY-us) is a comprehensive approach that includes schoolwide, classroom, individual, and community components. The program is focused on long-term change that creates a safe and positive school climate. It is designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, junior high and high schools (K-12). The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among schoolchildren and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than a dozen countries around the world, and in thousands of schools in the United States.

Advising Program: Grades 9-12

It is important for all students to make a connection with a caring adult here at St. Paul's. Every student in high school is paired with an advisor (teacher/ coach/ administrator) for their entire high school career. The groups meet once a month to discuss planned topics of interest or concern.


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