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Upper School Mental Wellness

Welcome to the Pace Academy Upper School, where students learn to balance their academic and extracurricular pursuits in a supportive environment that encourages independence and self-advocacy. Our counseling program emphasizes mental wellness as the foundation of future success.

Programs and Services for Students


Our counselors work with the Pace Parenting Connection and outside organizations to bring presentations on relevant mental health topics to campus. Counselors also meet with individual grades and classes to discuss relevant topics and oversee programs such as Peer Leadership, the Student Advisory Board and our ninth-grade Transitions curriculum.

Individual and Group Support

Our counselors meet with students individually or in small groups as needed to address personal, social or academic concerns. They also collaborate with outside providers and offer community referrals to students who need additional, specialized support.

Our counselors act as liaisons between the school and outside providers so that the school can support work taking place off campus. Students can make counseling appointments, and deans, teachers, and parents are encouraged to make referrals. In addition, our counselors collaborate with the Academic Resource Center to provide student support as needed.

Resources for Parents

Parent Workshops

Our counselors bring presentations on relevant mental health topics to campus. Event dates, locations and times are published on the Pace calendar.

Individual Support

Our counselors act as a resource, providing guidance to individual parents and families on an as-needed basis.

Online Resources

Additional resources for current Pace parents are available in the Pace LEAD and Parenting Connection sections of MYPACE (login required).

Partnerships with Teachers

Classroom Support

Our counselors are in constant contact with our teachers and are available to consult with individual teachers and students to address specific needs, in and outside of the classroom.

Professional Development

Our counselors provide professional development opportunities for faculty to ensure they support the children in their classrooms to the best of their abilities.

Resouces Regarding Alcohol and Drugs

Amelia Harmon

Amelia Harmon

US Counselor, US Science Teacher, US Transitions Advisor, US Peer Leadership Advisor, US Director of Counseling
Ellye Millaway

Ellye Millaway

US Counselor, US Science Teacher