Welcome to Miss Faria's Webpage

House Leader and Guidance Counselor - Grade Eight

The mission of the Portsmouth Middle School Guidance Counseling Program is to provide support, in all aspects of academic, career, and social/emotional growth, to students and families who participate in our learning community in order to grow each student, to the best of his or her ability, into a respectful, responsible, and productive citizen. 


Dear Parents/Guardians:

  Welcome to Portsmouth Middle School!  I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you and your child and look forward to a happy and productive school year!

The Portsmouth Middle School Guidance Department assists students in their development, both academically and socially, and also exposes students to a variety of career choices through our school wide Career Day.  The middle school years are an important part of a child’s growth and I am  happy to assist and guide students to make good choices as they develop from childhood into adolescence. 

I am available to have contact with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.  Also, I am accessible for appointments with your child and yourself for discussion regarding grades, social issues, career development, recommendations, or any other concerns you may have. 

Tours of our middle school are available during New Student Orientation for those students registering in the summer.  For those registering throughout the school year, tours are held on an as needed basis.  

As always, a home/school partnership is crucial for student success.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me either by phone at 849-3700 x3448 or by E-mail at fariaf@portsmouthschoolsri.org and I will be happy to assist you.


Francesca A. Faria 

House Leader and Guidance Counselor - Grade Eight