Beginning in grade 6, advisory groups meet two mornings a week for small-group student discipleship. Faculty advisors serve as mentors who speak into the lives of students, showing them the person and work of Jesus through guided instruction and meaningful discussion. Students are given an opportunity to ask deep questions, offer their perspectives, and engage in mutually-respectful dialogue with their faculty advisor.
Students sign the Honor Code for the first time in grade 6, so advisories focus on understanding the ramifications of a life lived with integrity in which promises are kept, where yes is yes and no is no. Grades 7 and 8 explore the principles of servant-leadership according to the teachings and example of Jesus. Grade 8 transitions students toward and prepares them for the expanding opportunities of high school leadership, encouraging them to imagine the kind of leader they hope to be. In high school, the focus shifts to current issues and appropriate responses in the light of Biblical justice. Students learn that the justness of a society, according to the Bible, is evaluated according to how it treats its weakest members.