Counseling Services

As Christ-centered counselors, we will support a healthy academic environment and positive school culture by advocating for all students to be college and career ready.

Counseling services help students daily through . . .

Lower School Counseling Services

  • Providing engaging classroom lessons aiming to teach our students important life skills, character education, and career knowledge
  • Counseling students individually and in groups in order to assist them in dealing with conflict, stress, friendships, loss, etc.
  • Advocating for all students in supporting academic development
  • Referring students to outside resources when necessary
  • Communicating with families through newsletters

Middle and Upper School Counseling Services

  • Providing engaging classroom lessons aiming to teach our students important life skills
  • Meeting with students individually every year starting in grade 6 to help them become college and career ready
  • Counseling students individually and in groups in order to assist them in dealing with conflict, stress, friendships, peer pressure, anxiety, loss, etc.
  • Guiding students through course planning
  • Supporting students through the college process
  • Referring students to outside resources when necessary
  • Communicating with families through the counseling services blog, Canvas, and Naviance

Counseling Communication

All counseling information is stored on a counseling services blog, which is updated weekly. Please explore this blog to find screencasts, newsletters, and announcements to help you stay connected to the counseling services at Harding.

The counselors will be communicating important information with you and your student through Harding’s learning management system, Canvas. You can find the counseling information under your students’ Canvas grade level counseling group.

All upper school students will be given a Naviance account to help promote college and career readiness. The counselors will use Naviance to track the college application process, research colleges and careers with students, and schedule classes. Harding’s Naviance account has helpful information to guide your student through the entire college process.

If you need to get in touch with the counseling office directly, please email counseling@hardingacademymemphis.org. Our counselors would be happy to assist you. 

Get Connected with a Counselor

Sarah Banker
Director of Counseling Services
and College Counselor
(901) 763-3280

Melissa Canterbury
School Counselor
Grades 8–12
(901) 763-3280

Patti Leath
Counseling Administrative Assistant
(901) 763-3280

Bridgette Carter 
School Counselor
Grades SK–7
(901) 763-3280