Advisors collect anecdotal information through grade level review meetings, formal solicitation, and informal conversations regarding the progress/well-being of their advisees. They liaise between class teachers and parents about homework when an advisee has an extended absence due to illness. They monitor academic progress and write comments on mid-term and semester reports. Boarding advisors communicate with the parents of their advisees about family concerns, School activities and boarding life in general.
The Dean of Students organizes the advisory system and consults with students and faculty to designate advisors at the outset of each academic year.