Advisory is an opportunity for students to reflect upon, discuss, and plan for their own intellectual exploration, personal growth, and social responsibility within a guided, cooperative environment. Advisory is a valuable part of the LJCDS experience as it helps students navigate their world as global citizens and future leaders.
Peer Leader Program
Our lauded Peer Leader Program assists Grade 9 students as they make their transition to Upper School. Beginning in the spring, rising 12th graders complete a rigorous application and screening process designed to identify the strongest student leaders in the class. Elected peer leaders join a ninth-grade advisory for the entire year to offer foundational support and plan group activities, all while improving hands-on leadership skills in the older students. Peer leaders meet once per week to plan advisory activities and debrief on their experiences.