Belief Statement

The philosophy of the Montclair Elementary School Counseling program holds the belief that school counseling is an essential and integral part of the overall education process.   The program is built on the assumption that educational, career, and personal objectives are attainable with school counseling support.  Growth and learning are developmental; therefore, school counseling programs must be developmental and sequential. 


The developmental school counseling program will provide:

  • Supportive networks for all students, K-5, that include parents, school staff, and community members.
  • Opportunities for all students to receive counseling and classroom lessons in the academic, career, and personal/social domains.
  • Support for students to develop positive attitudes and skills to become productive citizens.
  • The dignity and culture of all students is respected and valued.
  • The school counselors will use data to continuously improve the school-counseling program.
  • The school counselors will proactively act as advocates for all students.
  • The school counselors will collaborate with families, staff, and community resources to assist with student development.
  • The school counseling program will be based on the standards and ethical requirements of ASCA and PWCS.