Life in the Dorm
A Day in the Life of a Dorm Student
Dorm students enjoy the convenience of living on campus in an environment that supports a healthy spectrum of opportunities and support. Campus life makes it easy to connect with teachers and friends or explore and pursue a wide variety of interests and activities. With the caring and guided support of the dorm staff, students learn to develop a healthy balance of living and learning.
Students are awakened in the mornings with plenty time to prepare for their school day. All students are expected to leave their dormitory rooms tidy everyday before going to school.
A full nutritious breakfast menu is served each weekday morning in the dorm cafeteria before school starts. Students enjoy meeting their friends at breakfast before heading to school.
The after-school hours are filled with many opportunities for dorm students to join sports teams, use the fitness center, attend clubs or service committees, or they can spend some time socializing with their friends. The school facilities remain open to students while academic assistance programs are available to help support their academic success. Dorm students also enjoy shuttle services to the local areas for shopping, dining, or clinical/dental visits after school.
Dorm students enjoy hot dinners each evening and the cafeteria remains open long enough to accommodate the schedules of each student.
A two-hour study hall is supervised each evening where students can focus on their academics and work in a quiet atmosphere. Subject-specific academic support is offered weekly by certified Teacher Resident Assistants during this time.
A short time is taken each evening to meet as a “dorm family” and recap the day together and keep informed of upcoming events. The boarding program has developed a leadership curriculum course that they have integrated into this special time each evening. Students can earn leadership development course certificates depending on their completion of years in the boarding program.
Dorm Snacks and "Family Time"
Snacks are served every weekday evening. Dorms also enjoy family time which gives an opportunity for students to enjoy the safety of being with their own dorm family and enjoy the closeness and comforts that those relationships bring.
Lights Out / Quiet Time
Students have a “lights out” time based on their grade and academic standing. With a quiet time in place at 11:00pm (10:30 pm for middle school students), most students have the option to continue in their studies in their rooms or to get some rest.
Times of celebration and community building are an important part of dorm life. With special events such as dorm family nights throughout the year students find opportunities to build special memories together.
Birthdays are always a special time for students as each dorm celebrates in their own special ways. Students feel special with items like birthday cakes or special treats.
Dorm Family Night
Special family outings have become some of the favorite times of the year. Students can enjoy a special dinner or activity out on the town with their own dorm families or a fun outing with the whole program. This is an excellent opportunity to get out of the daily routine and enjoy each other on a more personal level.
Open Gym Nights
Several times per week, dorm students have access to a special time of supervised activity such as basketball, indoor soccer, and badminton in one or both of the gyms.
Weekends are an excellent time to get away from campus and go to a movie, concerts, sports games, or any other special event locally with friends and dorm staff. It’s also a great time to experience the many shops, markets, coffee shops, norebangs, and restaurants, during a trip downtown.