During your first weeks we ensure that you have everything you need to make CATS Academy Boston your second home. Our welfare staff are experienced at providing a home-from-home environment, offering students continuous support in settling in and fulfilling their potential.
Excellent welfare and support networks
Our Student Services team will be your central point of contact within CATS Academy. They help with any questions you may have and act as first point of contact for all non-academic issues or concerns for both students and parents.
Supportive Dormitory Parents
Dorm Parents at CATS Boston live on campus and are always on hand to provide students with the highest standard of safety and pastoral care. They will also make teachers aware of issues that happen outside of the classroom such as homesickness or trouble with homework, so that students are fully supported at every step of their CATS journey.
I love my Dorm Parent! She’s always there when we have a problem, when we need to talk to somebody, it’s good to have someone like that since we are away from home. They are always there to help us
Livia Qeli, Grade 10
Student leaders are returning students who have shown the desire to “lead by example” and serve as mentors to new students. Dorm parents and student leaders are always available to answer any questions that you may have.
Every student at CATS is assigned a Personal Advisor. The Personal Advisor will guide and assist you in all areas of life at the college, and you will regularly meet to discuss your personal development – from personal wellbeing to aims and targets, challenges and accomplishments.
Our Welfare Officer will ensure that you have everything they need – offering advice on travel, culture shock, personal emotional support and counselling for personal issues. You will feel confident settling into a new home with a new culture.
Health Centre and Nurses
Our fully trained medical staff manage the Health Centre and provide support including – medicine and health advice, information on diet and healthy living, assessing and providing treatment if required, making referrals to Doctors, Dentists and other specialists.
Keeping parents informed
The Student Services team, along with the Personal Advisor act as a link between teachers, Dorm Parents and parents. The Personal Advisor will be involved in everything from emotional and social support, to monitoring attendance, academic progress and helping with university applications – students’ parents are then regularly updated on their progress.