Academics

Academic Services

Our Academic Dean, School Counselors, and Learning Specialist work in tandem to guide and support students, academically, socially, and emotionally focusing on developing the whole person to ensure his success in living out our mission.

Academic Support

Benedictine offers a challenging and rigorous academic experience while still providing the necessary support to meet the learning needs of all students. The goal of our student support team is to help maintain the dignity and uniqueness of each individual young man with various diagnosed learning differences. Our dedicated learning support specialist provides a place for the students to attain various skills such as study techniques, time management, organizational strategies, goal planning, in addition to other reasonable accommodations.

Social and Emotional Support

Our school counselors promote, support, and enhance healthy student development throughout their time at Benedictine. Our goal is for our students to feel empowered and supported as they grow mind, body, and spirit. Through classroom guidance, small group meetings, and individual counseling sessions, we promote the importance of self-care, healthy decision-making, conflict resolution, and balance in life. 

Additionally, Benedictine is in its inaugural year of its Advisory Program. Every student is assigned a grade-level faculty advisor who supports and encourages them as they learn to self-manage their academic and personal lives, advocating for themselves, and taking responsibility for their actions. The advisor also plays a key role in each student’s healthy maturation and growth while supporting our mission to “form Cadets of conscience, discipline, and achievement.” The faculty advisor sees the student daily, is a well-informed adult who cares, is approachable, and is there to guide!

Library Services

The Bruce L. Howard, Jr. Library endeavors to support student and faculty growth as ethical consumers and responsible citizens in this digital age. Our goal is to foster lifelong learners and encourage empathy by cultivating critical thinking skills and providing access to material that represent diverse perspectives. To that end, the library provides physical and digital access to a curated collection of materials in a variety of formats. 

Our dedicated librarian offers support and instruction in the library space while working with faculty to develop strategies and co-curricular initiatives to promote information literacy skills and behaviors that nurture a love for reading!

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Amanda Esparza

    Amanda Esparza 

    Academic Dean
  • Photo of Stewart Pinkerton

    Stewart Pinkerton 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Isabelle Craddock

    Isabelle Craddock 

    School Counselor
  • Photo of Anne Jamerson

    Anne Jamerson 

    Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Peggy Hanafin

    Peggy Hanafin 

    Librarian/SGHS Registrar