Student Counseling

At the core of the Saint Thomas Academy mission statement is the development of healthy, well-rounded young men who are holistically prepared to be leaders in the world community. The guidance and counseling department promotes services which foster emotional health and personal growth, prepares students for post-secondary life, and supports them in coping with difficulties which might adversely impact their academic progress and personal development.

Confidentiality Guidelines:
Our team is committed to respecting the rights of confidentiality entitled to each person in the counselor-counselee relationship. However, there are certain circumstances mandated by law in which information must be provided by the counselor to other parties. These circumstances are stated below: 

  1. If the counselor has reason to believe the counselee is in danger of harming himself/herself or others. 

  2. If the counselee reveals information indicating another person(s) is in danger of harming himself/herself or others. 

  3. If the counselee has been, or is currently, a victim or perpetrator of physical or sexual abuse or a perpetrator of vulnerable adult abuse. 

  4. If the counselee or parent/legal guardian formally requests a release of information to a health professional outside of the school setting. 

  5. If a court orders a release of information.