Advising is a key part of the Suffield faculty member's role at the school. Each student at Suffield is assigned a faculty advisor who serves as a central contact within the school community for the student and that student's parents and teachers. The advisor is helpful in handling questions about school and personal matters. The role of the advisor is to make each student's experience at Suffield optimal by keeping track of his/her academic progress, assisting with course planning and selection, and facilitating communication between the student and other constituents in the community. In addition to advisor reports, which are sent to families twice a year, parents are encouraged to direct any questions or concerns about their child to the advisor as well as meet with the advisor during campus visits.
Another level of support involves student-centered assistance in the form of peer tutoring. Academy tutors are trained in every subject and are a popular method of support. These students know what it takes to be successful writers, learners, and thinkers, and are happy to help their fellow students succeed. Peer tutoring often occurs in conjunction with extra help with a teacher and is available many evenings during study hall as well as during the day.