Academic Strategies Program

Embrace Your Potential

The Academic Strategies Program (ASP) is an integral component of learning support, and its holistic approach reaches far beyond the classroom. Led by our experienced academic coaches, this program provides a variety of options for students requiring additional academic and executive functioning support, from organization and time management to effective reading strategies and self-advocacy skills. Sessions are based on individual student needs with additional instruction and practice of academic habits. ASP helps students to find their academic stride, self-confidence to advocate for themselves in and outside of the classroom, and comfort in using educational tools independently. If a student is not enrolled in ASP, she is welcome to drop in or schedule an appointment with an academic coach at any time throughout the academic day. ASP is student-focused, guided and instructed by academic coaches, and available to all Oldfields girls.






Own Your Experience

Strategies for Academic Success

As part of the Academic Strategies Program, Oldfields School offers an elective course for 8th and 9th graders. This semester academic course provides students with a foundation of academic skills and habits that will set them up for success as they move through high school. This course will cover a variety of topics, such as identifying and understanding one’s learning profile, managing and organizing one’s academic responsibilities, and overall executive functioning skills.

Core Experience

  • 1-on-1 instruction with academic coach
  • Personalized support according to each student’s learning profile
  • Sessions seamlessly built into student’s schedule
  • Consistent collaboration and communication with classroom teachers
  • Skill improvement to meet current academic expectations with greater ease and confidence
  • Metacognition development leading to confidence in her voice, proactive mindset, and self-advocacy
  • Detailed communication to parent/guardian about student’s progress

Strategic Instruction

  • Organizational skills
  • Time management techniques
  • Problem-solving methods
  • Memory skills
  • Writing tools
  • Note taking and project outline development

Educational Tools

  • Personalized graphic organizers for ideas, concepts, and notes
  • Effective planner and calendar utilization
  • Strategies for test preparation and essay writing
  • Reading strategies to improve comprehension
  • Individualized study guide creation


  • Encourages students to practice independence, responsibility, and accountability while still having a routine check-in with a coach to work on planning, time and task management, and organization
  • Monthly reports emailed to parents and advisors


  • 1:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Meet once a week for a 30-minute session
  • Scheduled during free class period or study hall
  • Cost: $1,400 per year, billed $700 per semester


  • Provides students with individualized, direct executive functioning skills instruction and practice, while also assisting in homework help/management

  • Scheduled check-ins 1-2 times a week to  encourage students to practice some independence and accountability while still allowing for course correcting on a more consistent basis

  • Semi-monthly reports emailed to parents and advisors 


  • 1:1 student-teacher ratio

  • Meets 2 times over a 7 day cycle for 35-minute sessions

  • Scheduled during free class period

  • Cost: $2,300 per year, billed $1,150 per semester


  • Provides highly individualized and structured academic support, including intensive executive functioning skills, homework help/management

  • Flexible, needs-based sessions on a very consistent basis to allow students to dive into skill building and to provide more check-points for course correcting as needed

  • Weekly reports emailed to parents and advisors


  • 1:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Meets 4 times over a 7 day cycle for 35-minute sessions

  • Scheduled during free class period

  • Cost: $4,400 per year, billed $2,200 per semester

Let’s unlock that potential together – starting now!

Meet Our Learning Support Team

Kerrie Husband-McGregor

Kerrie Husband-McGregor

Director of Academic Support Programs
Caroline Topper

Caroline Topper

Academic Coach
Christina Topper

Christina Topper

Learning Support Specialist