Counseling and Social-Emotional Learning at HIS

Reflecting the HIS mission statement, all staff strive to create a “character-rich environment” that provides guidance to students as they engage in “repeated positive struggle.” To further bolster that vision, HIS has a part-time on-site counselor providing additional support through individual services and homeroom curricular support. 

Elementary students’ daily classes are supplemented with character education based on the Virtues Project, the HUSKIES learner outcomes, and the CASEL framework for Social-Emotional Learning
In middle school and high school, the homeroom block is set aside each Monday, Thursday and Friday for students to explore these character education resources in addition to college and career readiness through

For questions or concerns about your child with respect to individual counseling services, please contact the on-site school counselor, Laura Harmon ( For students who need additional support or assessment services, HIS can help families locate outside resources through English-based organizations such as TELL and International Mental Health Professionals Japan

In addition to social-emotional counseling and curriculum, HIS also has two part-time college counselors (link to separate page for college counseling) for high school students as they prepare for post-secondary options after graduating HIS.


School counselor
Laura Harmon