Guidance & Counseling


The socio-emotional well-being and developmental progress of each child is an important part of ISPS curriculum. 

Our ISPS Counselors are professionally trained whose mission is to provide solution-focused counseling services that will maximize each student’s academic, social, and emotional potential. Our Counselors collaborate with parents, teachers, other student support services, and external healthcare providers and specialists regarding behavioral and educational concerns.

In the ISPS, we focus primarily on observing and nurturing students through important stages of growth and development.


 

Elementary

Mission: To help all students feel connected, cared about, safe and respected so that they grow into confident and successful learners.

 

 

Middle School

Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents, and teachers. It is the passage from childhood to adolescence.

 

 

High School

The life of a typical High School student is one of uncertainty and self-discovery. High school students are often looking for a place to belong. They rely heavily on their peer groups to learn what types of behaviors are rewarded with reactions they feel to be positive, often at the expense of reason and good judgment.

 

 

College Guidance

College Guidance is a separate component of the guidance program in the high school.

At the International School of Port of Spain (ISPS), we strive to prepare our students and their families for the challenges that they will face in the future. Our High School Program is a college preparatory program, therefore, it is only natural that we assist our students in the transition to college/university.

It is important to emphasize that the College Guidance Program at ISPS is exactly that, one of Guidance, as opposed to Placement. It is one in which the lead is taken by students and parents with the Counselor facilitating the process. This process includes:

  • Early preparation
  • College selection
  • Completing the application 

Ultimately, the key to being happy and succeeding in college is finding the right “MATCH” between the student and the institution. We believe that once the environment is right (academically, socially, culturally etc.) then students will thrive and blossom there.