The SC Guidance Department is made up of 15 professionals: nine psychologists, five learning specialists and a university guidance counselor.
The psychologists and learning specialists support the academic, social, emotional and vocational development of the students by conducting interviews, diagnostic explorations and the elaboration of action plans in conjunction with teachers and families. If necessary, referrals are made to external professionals with whom the Guidance Department maintains contact. Each level, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, has the support of a psychologist and a learning specialist.
Personal and Social Development Program (DPS)
In order to reinforce certain skills necessary for learning, the learning specialists carry out support workshops, as well as interventions with students inside the classroom.
For their part, the psychologists – together with the homeroom teachers – are in charge of the planning and implementation of the Personal and Social Development Program (DPS). Its objective is to contribute to the training of students so that their actions are in line with the mission and vision of Santiago College and the profile of the IB. In addition, the psychologists work together with the Principals, tutors and homeroom teachers to address situations of school well-being.
The university guidance counselor supports the entire application process of students to national and foreign universities.
Since leadership development is one of the important skills that we want to promote in our students, psychologists also support the Leadership Program and actions of the student councils.
Head of Guidance: Mónica Guesalaga
Mary Carmen Atala
María Francisca Danker