“One of the greatest joys in counseling is to have a front row seat in what God’s doing in our students’ lives and I feel so privileged to be here.”
In our commitment to not only train up minds but also disciple the hearts of our students, The City School offers Biblical counseling at all of our campuses. We firmly believe in nurturing the whole student to ensure success one child at a time.
“The Gospel offers a sense of belonging and sharing that has always been huge for me,” said Heidi Jang., who directs the counseling team. It is through this lens of empathy that she and all of our counselors walk alongside the lives of our students, in their sufferings and in their joys. At The City School we embrace the beautiful array of students who come from all groups of socioeconomic, cultural and family backgrounds. “We want every student to feel valued, heard and listened to,” said Heidi.
Currently our six graders take a course in biblical counseling in which they study: conflict resolution, healthy relationships, body image and managing emotions – all from a biblical point of view. The counseling team has seen that those students who have gone through this course seem to be more socially and emotionally mature. Consequently, we hope soon to expand our curriculum and offer this campus-wide, through every developmental stage, as we are always looking to expand our support around our students.
It is through a Biblical world view that our students are guided to become counselors to their peers and classmates. The Bible grows our hearts in empathy toward one another as we are commanded to love God and our neighbor. At The City School, our goal is that every student will embrace this command in all areas of their learning.
Rosie, a sophomore at The City School appreciates having counselors on site. “I love that I can vent and dump, but also Ms. Jang helps me find answers for myself. She is a sound and healthy middle ground between voices of my parents, teachers and my friends.”
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