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Student Support

The Grauer School's "Dean Team" - Trevor Olson, Erin Langen, and Clayton Payne

The Grauer School has a variety of programs for students who need extra support and can benefit from close mentoring and monitoring.

Educational Mentoring

This unique program is available to all students at The Grauer School who desire private mentoring and/or educational and organizational assistance. This is open to full-time Grauer School students ONLY, and enrollment is limited.

The mentoring program is specially designed to meet a student’s needs and typically focuses on organization, study skills, and educational gaps. With that said, equally important social, homework, and tutoring issues may be addressed. The emphasis is based on family requests, teacher recommendations and standardized test scores.

Learn more in the Educational Mentoring FAQ

Mentoring placement is one-on-one pending mentor availability and student schedule. “Ed Mentoring” sessions are scheduled during a student’s “free” period during the school day. Availability for after-school mentoring is limited.

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Daily Checkout Program

Immediately after school, students come to the Learning Lab and a teacher personally checks their homework book for completeness. Monday–Friday, 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm.

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3–5 Homework Program

This after-school study hall provides a supervised space where students can complete homework with a teacher on-hand who can answer homework questions and check homework books for completeness. The program is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm.

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The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is a closely monitored tutoring and study skills lab with a ratio of three students per teacher and a maximum of six students per session. Each enrolled student will have a program plan outlining goals and areas for skill development. Program resources include academic skill and concept supports and study skill development including: homework book usage, project planning, and portfolio development. Perhaps most exciting is access to an individualized math remediation program “ERB Pathways to Math” created by our standardized test service and targeting your child’s growth areas as demonstrated by the prior year’s test scores. Lab sessions are scheduled during a student’s “free” period during the school day or after school from 3:10 pm to 4:00 pm.

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One-on-One classes

A faculty member teaches your child individually (see the Independent Studies page).

Socratic Seminar Program

The Socratic Seminar Program offers half-size classes (three to six students) with enriched curriculum and/or self-paced study in a small, supportive group setting.

Learn about classical Harkness Socratic classes at Grauer


The Grauer School offers after-school tutoring sessions in specific subject areas and SAT review. This service is available to non-Grauer School students as well. Notification of cancellation must be received at least 24 hours in advance with an acceptable and legitimate excuse, or will be subject to full charge. (Prices subject to change.)

How to Enroll

To enroll, please download and fill out the Enrollment Application, and bring it to Grauer's office. For further information about any of the Student Support programs, please contact Clayton Payne at claytonpayne@grauerschool.com.

Click here to download the Enrollment Application.

We also offer independent studies