St. Andrew's-Sewanee's Advisor System provides an added layer of family-style structure for students in a setting known for the strength of faculty-student relationships. These relationships are based upon the mutual trust and respect fostered by the residential House System and the small size of the school community.
New students are assigned a faculty advisor. Returning students choose the teacher they want. Students sit with their advisor in Chapel and meet with them to discuss class work, schedule changes, or personal problems. The advisor monitors the student's academic and social progress via personal talks, formal meetings, and updates by other teachers. Students can count on their advisor for help in dealing with issues big and small. This faculty member also communicates regularly with parents to provide a vital partnership in student support.