In the Upper School, Learning Specialists work with faculty to promote teaching strategies that benefit a range of learning styles. They also offer support programs for individuals and small groups of students who are experiencing academic difficulty. Grade 9 Transitions classes are designed to teach girls the time management, organizational and study skills necessary for success in Upper School, college and life. Students may also meet with Learning Specialists one on one to work on developing academic skills. The goal of all Upper School programs is to help girls understand their unique profiles of strengths and weaknesses and become self-confident learners.