Mason Prep has a full-time school counselor who provides individual, group, and classroom guidance for all grade levels (K-8). The goal of the counseling program is to promote each student’s life-long passion for learning, and to help guide them in becoming responsible, culturally aware, and productive citizens of their community.

The mission of Mason Prep’s counseling program is supported and strengthened by communication and collaboration with teachers, staff, students, and families. Visit the Counseling Resources page for helpful articles and information. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to reach out, please contact:
Jan Allen, School Counselor | | 843.377-1643

Counselor Connection: Separation Anxiety
The beginning of the school year is full of many emotions - excited for a new school year, sad to see the summer go and maybe nervous about going to a new school or being in a new grade. Here are some quick tips to help you and your child with separation anxiety that may show up at the beginning of the school year. If your child (or you as a parent) need extra support in making a smooth transition into the school year, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Graphic courtesy of Counselor Keri.

Mrs. Allen's Counselor Kit - Helping Our Students Through Ups and Downs

  • Tissues: Tissues represent Mrs. Allen helping to dry any tears and handle any tough emotions our students may experience – fear, sadness, anger, frustration, and loneliness.
  • Cotton balls: Cotton balls represent the soft and fuzzies during this school year! Mrs. Allen is here to help with the hard stuff, but is also here for the good moments. Mrs. Allen loves to give hugs and high fives!
  • Hershey's Kiss: A Hershey's Kiss represents that coming to meet with Mrs. Allen is not a punishment and does not mean a student is in trouble. It's a treat! She is here to help correct mistakes and work through any problems that may arise this school year.
  • Map: A map represents Mrs. Allen being here to help all of our students find themselves this school year. Our school year is a journey, both educationally and in our social and emotional growth.
  • Life preserver: The life preserver represents the waters of the school year - they may get a little rough at times. Mrs. Allen is here to help our students “stay afloat” and ride out the rough waters.
  • Band-Aid: The Band-Aid represents Mrs. Allen being here to help protect and heal any emotional hurts we have. Our students may experience hurts at school, home, or outside in our community. Mrs. Allen can meet with students to address any concerns inside or outside of school.



Mason Preparatory School
56 Halsey Blvd Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0664 (843) 723-1104