Mental Health Support
Mental Health Support has always been an essential part of the culture at Cathedral. A primary goal is to reduce the stigma about asking for help and make sure boys graduate knowing they should seek support when they need it. Mental Health Counseling is available for all of the boys K-8 as well as for parents. Our School Counselor does one-on-one counseling for both urgent and ongoing situations as well as small and large themed groups. One example of a group is the “It’s Not My Fault” group offered once a week for boys with separated or divorced parents or for boys who would like support talking about general family stressors. The School Counselor is also available to refer to outside providers when families are looking for ongoing services for their son.
The Cathedral Learning Specialists work with teachers, parents, administration, and students to help address the specific challenges faced by students who are either under-performing in class or are accelerating past their grade level. The Learning Specialists also helps craft and/or teach curriculum across grade levels. For boys who either have a diagnosed learning difference or boys who we suspect might have a learning difference, the Learning Specialists will help guide parents and students to appropriate support services both in and outside of the school, as well as monitor these students in the classroom on a regular basis.