Brophy’s Freshman Advisory Program is designed to foster a successful transition for each freshman in all aspects of Brophy life: academic, co-curricular, social and spiritual. Each advisor will be charged with a small group of freshmen for whom his/her primary responsibility is cura personalis. This Latin phrase literally translates to “care of the person” and is a hallmark of Jesuit education. Advisors will meet with freshmen individually and during monthly cohort meetings. These cohort meetings will foster a sense of community among the freshmen as well as provide a forum for the advisor to engage the freshmen in programming that will aid in their transition.
The freshman advisor is also responsible for triangulating conversation among each freshman, his parents and the school. The advisor will initiate these conversations if a student exhibits signs that intervention is necessary (particularly in the area of academic struggles). Additionally, the advisor is the primary contact for parents and freshmen if they have questions or concerns about any aspect of the high school experience. The advisor will provide appropriate intervention or connect the student or parent to the appropriate resource at Brophy or in the community.