Middle School Dorm Life

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In addition to life skills taught during residential life meetings, the residential life staff organize events such as the annual Christmas banquet.

Every Thursday evening, the middle school boarding students gather on their dorm hallways for a time of positive interaction with each other and their Student Life Supervisors. This time is used to develop greater community and to encourage meaningful conversation among the students.  These Thursday dorm meetings may include activities such as:

  • Making banners for campus activities
  • Cooking together
  • Discussing current significant events
  • Learning how to properly perform household tasks such as ironing
  • Playing games
  • Critically analyzing movies, music, and other media

The Student Life Supervisors spend time  addressing topics that are based on the concerns of the current students at the Middle School, as well as some of the challenges and opportunities that face every generation, such as bullying, stealing, lying, hard work, pride, and responsibility.


Some boarding students like to relax and play music by themselves or with others. In learning how to live in a boarding school dorm, all students are asked to be respectful to others when playing an instrument. They may go to the band room to practice their instruments if needed.

On a day-to-day basis, the Student Life Supervisors spend time playing sports with the students, developing a sense of community through team building, helping students with their homework, offering encouragement, and asserting discipline as needed. They spend time with the students in an effort to get to know them on a personal level--not just what is going on in classes or the dorm, but what is going on in their lives overall.