Student Support Services

In order to better optimize every student's learning, Collegiate provides a myriad of support services for students across all grade levels. Using a team approach involving nine in-school specialists: three divisional guidance counselors, three learning support coordinators, a reading specialist, a math specialist and a full-time school nurse, the Student Support Team provides academic, social, health and wellness support to students in the Lower, Middle and Upper School divisions.

Student support services include:
  • Learning support
  • Social and emotional support
  • Health and wellness support

Middle School Learning Support Services

Equipped with strategies and the confidence to appreciate their exceptional talents, our students find success inside and outside the classroom. Whether the highly experienced staff is responding to recommendations and accommodations made available through outside, professional, evaluations or they are responding to more general concerns expressed by a student, her teacher or her parents, the student's ultimate success is always the goal. Communication with outside resources is also key to the solution seeking approach that is fundamental to the program.

Learning Support Services Include:
  • An Integrated Team Approach: All team members are engaged, better ensuring that academic needs are met.
  • Individual Learning Plans: The Learning Support Coordinator creates and manages learning plans for students whose professional evaluations document learning challenges and needs.
  • Academic Skill Building: Essential skill development in both Language Arts and Mathematics is the focus of a student's academic progress.
  • Accelerated Enrichment: Support that utilizes an integrated approach to supporting students during the school day inside and outside of class.
  • Parent Partnership: Student Support Staff support parents too by providing frequent communications and a deeper understanding of how their student learns.

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Teachers' Office Hours

    Teachers are available to assist students outside of class after school from 3:00-3:45 pm and before school by appointment. If a teacher is not available after school due to coaching or school meeting obligations, the teacher will communicate his/her before-school office hours with students.
  • In-School Guided Study Halls

    Regular study halls are a part of all Middle School students’ schedules. Middle school students have a 75 minute study hall every other day and an option to enroll in a study hall during the daily activities period. Middle School teachers manage the guided study halls and students may choose to seek tutorial assistance from his/her teachers or the Middle School Learning Support Services Coordinator during the guided study hall period.

Meet the Middle School Learning Support Services Coordinator

Shawn Clark

Shawn Clark, has over 30 years experience teaching and supporting Middle School students with learning differences within the Jefferson County Public Schools system. Shawn has experience as an ECE department chair and leadership team member. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education , MA in Elementary Guidance Counseling and is a K-12 certified Learning Specialist. Shawn's children are grown and she enjoys travel adventures with her husband.

Middle School Social and Emotional Support Services

  • An Integrated Team Approach: All team members are engaged, better insuring that both social and emotional needs are met.
  • Character Education: The Guidance Counselor teaches social and character education topics that include character development, identifying and expressing feelings, relationships, conflict resolution and stress management.
  • Health and Wellness Topics: Stress management and transition to High School topics are addressed in eighth grade.
  • Individual Counseling Sessions: Individual counseling sessions with the Guidance Counselor can be scheduled to address issues such as family transitions, developmental and behavior concerns, difficulty with peer relationships, and grief and loss. Counseling sessions can be held at the request of parents, students or teachers.

Meet the Middle School Counselor

Kate Edelen

Kate Strother Edelen is the Middle School Counselor and works with students and parents in grades 6-8. Mrs. Edelen comes to Collegiate from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia where she was the Lower School Counselor for three years. Before her appointment at Westminster, she was a School Counselor for six years in the Cobb County School School District in Smyrna, Georgia. Mrs. Edelen is highly experienced in leading character education classes, small group and individual counseling, collaborating with counselors and teachers across the divisions, and crisis response. Additionally, she has coached robotics! She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Rhodes College and a masters degree in school counseling from Georgia State University. Mrs. Edelen and her husband live in St. Matthews.

Middle School Health Support Services

Health and Wellness Support Services Offered:
  • Cuts and Minor Emergencies: Whether it’s a scraped knee or a head to head collision on the playground, the School Nurse is ready to respond and care for all children.
  • Medication Administration: Over the counter medication and prescription medication are safely administered by the School Nurse per parent directive and doctor’s prescription
  • Student Medical Plans: Students with severe allergies or other major medical conditions will be supported with a medical plan managed by the School Nurse which is communicated to the teachers and student support team. Educational support with confirmation of care competency is provided by the School Nurse to faculty responsible for these students during off-campus trips.
  • Illness: Whether it’s lice, nausea, or a fever, students are assured comfort and care in the privacy of the nurse’s office which is equipped with a recovery couch, over-the-counter medicine and medical supplies.

Meet our School Nurse

Angela Sartin

Angela Sartin is a Registered Nurse with a career spanning twenty years. She earned her Nursing Degree from the University of Kentucky where she was a two-time recipient of the March of Dimes Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Nursing. After a successful internship with Easter Seals/Cardinal Hill, Angela served as the Camp Nurse at Easter Seal Camp KYSOC. While she was caring for children with multiple physical and developmental challenges in the adaptive recreational setting, Angela’s love for pediatric nursing began as she researched children’s health issues pertaining to developmental differences. When Easter Seals/Cardinal Hill opened their East End Louisville facility, Angela worked with the University of Louisville Neurology as they implemented the area’s first single day, multidisciplinary ALS clinic. Prior to coming to Louisville Collegiate School in 2004, Nurse Sartin worked as the Head Nurse at Camp Walden in the Adirondacks and taught clinicals for nursing students at Spencerian College.

School Information

2427 Glenmary Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
P: 502.479.0340
F: 502.454.8549
Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12, co-ed independent day school located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.