11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200

Counseling Services

HPS Communications Hub with Connect Logo
Group and individual counseling services help students acquire and practice the communication skills needed to create and sustain healthy relationships and practice effective self-advocacy.

The Hunterdon Preparatory School is an educational social system formed as a therapeutic community. We create a network of mutual support, encourage a sense of belonging, and require members to be responsible for themselves and to each other. Counseling at Hunterdon Prep is designed to help students focus on the present by emphasizing and teaching personal and group accountability and responsibility, the importance of self-care, and practicing how to set appropriate boundaries. 

Our counseling program provides support to our students in many ways. Every student has a scheduled Communications Lab Class (group counseling) three times per week. Group counseling is a required component for all enrolled students and is one of the most important aspects of our program.

Group counseling provides opportunities for students to learn and practice effective and respectful communication styles, resolve conflicts in a socially acceptable manner, learn and practice how to give and receive feedback and support, practice positive coping strategies, and identify emotions as a way to change negative social responses into positive ones. Students remain with the same counselor and group of students throughout the school year.

In addition to group counseling, students can request a brief and time-limited 1:1 session with a School Social Worker throughout the day while at school. These sessions provide students with the opportunity to share thoughts and feelings that are preventing the student from remaining in class, learn and practice coping strategies, develop strategies to resolve peer conflicts, and plan to reintegrate back into the classroom.

Please review our Counseling Services FAQs for more information.

Recent News

two teachers grilling hamburgers
Back-to-school picnic
September 14, 2022

Our annual back-to-school picnic was held last week on a beautiful fall day. This is a ...

lettuce and a beverage
Farm to Table
July 13, 2022

Fresh mint and lettuce from our school garden! Special shout out to our hard working...

crayfish under a bridge

Our crayfish, Douglas, molted last night! You can see his old exoskeleton on the right ...

Congratulations to our very own Katie H. who received the ASAH "Connections for Su...

group of students
Walk for Ukraine
May 3, 2022

We are delighted to share that we raised $1,765 for the CARE Ukraine Emergency Fund at ...

artwork
Young Artists Showcase
March 22, 2022

The Young Artist Showcase at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton opened to the public o...

Upcoming Events

NO RESULTS!!!

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.

908.832.7200 ♦ Fax: 908.832.9772 ♦ 11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801
csmith@hunterdonprep.org

HUNTERDON PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS A, not-for-profit, day school serving students between the ages of 12 and 21
 from over 40 school districts in New Jersey. We are located near the town of Clinton in west central NJ.

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY
Hunterdon Preparatory School is committed to making our content accessible to all members of the public, including those with disabilities. This includes parents, students, employees, and all others associated with our district. If you need assistance in accessing materials on the district website, please contact the school.

 

HUNTERDON PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL
The Hunterdon Preparatory School provides educational services to applicants and employs personnel without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, economic or social background, or religious preferences. School programs and school related activities during the day and after regular school hours provide equal access for all students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, and national origin. Books, curricula, and other materials, course content, subject matter, and reading lists are reviewed for sex, race, and cultural bias. Materials are chosen to represent a wide range of opinions and suggested pupil activities.