Student Support and Counseling

Middle School Counselors work with students in grades 7 -8. Counselors work to promote and enhance the academic, social-emotional, and career development of all students by working collaboratively with staff and other stakeholders to continue the development of academic, social-emotional, and pre-professional skills in all students. Counselors oversee and/or conduct classroom lessons relative to the identified needs of the school, run groups as needed, conduct individual counseling and provide crises intervention as needed. Additionally, middle school counselors assist students in transition both from elementary school and then on to high school.

School Counselor - Ms. Hawkins

7th Grade Counselor (617) 993-2000

School Counselor - Ms. Cohen

8th Grade Counselor (617) 993-XXXX

Why School Counseling?

School Counseling has as its focus the following tasks to:


  • Provide a systematic approach to develop the potential of all student.
  • Provide proactive, preventative, developmentally-appropriate programs related to academic, personal/social-emotional, and career development for all students.
  • Provide a safe haven for all students.

Assist & Ensure

  • Assist with creating the optimal environment that all students may succeed both academically and socially in school and beyond.
  • Ensure equity and access to programs that prepare students to work and live in a global community.


  • Facilitate a system approach to addressing issues for at-risk students.
  • Facilitate a system of student supports for the students; involving teachers, principals, families, and communities.


  • Address the academic, social-emotional, and career developmental needs of all students.

Reasons to Contact Your Child's Counselor:

The list below is by no means comprehensive. Please know that you are always welcome to contact your child's counselor. Oftentimes counselors help connect parents with the appropriate school personnel and resources.

  • Academic Challenges
  • Transition Issues
  • Change in student behavior/engagement
  • Personal or family issues that may impact students at school (divorce, death or loss, move, etc.)
    • Stress
    • Extended student absence
    • Scheduling Issues
    • Student diagnosis (ADHD, anxiety, depression, etc.)
    • Social difficulties (friendship issues, bullying, etc.)
    • Private School Application Process

    Private School Application Process 

    The Belmont Middle School has developed the following guidelines to ensure that the private school application process runs smoothly for students, teachers, and counselors.

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    Address: 225 Concord Ave.,
    Belmont, MA 02478
    Phone: (617) 993 - 2000
    Attendance: (617) 993 - 2001
    FAX: (617) 993 - 2003
    Email our Principal:    Russ Kupperstein

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