Advisory plays a pivotal role in student life at Marianapolis. Each student has an advisor to monitor his or her progress and act as a resource throughout the school year. Students meet with their advisory group four times per week. The student’s advisor is also the central point of contact for parents who have any questions or concerns about their child’s progress. The advisory system helps the administration spot potential issues before they become significant problems, and gives every child an advocate working with them, their teachers, and their parents to ensure they are achieving at the highest level possible.
The Math & Science Center is a peer-tutoring program that allows students to access extra help for their mathematics and science courses at MPS. Originally inspired by the Writing Center (led by the English department), the Math & Science Center is staffed by upperclassmen who are top scholars in these disciplines. Student tutors volunteer to help their peers master challenging concepts in lower-level courses.
The Math/Science Center is open during FLEX periods. In addition to the student tutors, which include members of the Math Team and science department TAs, there is always a Math or Science teacher present in the Center as well.