Study Halls & Tutorial
For those who need additional support, there are 25-minute tutorial sessions after lunch, Monday through Thursday. These sessions are usually voluntary, but teachers may assign a student to tutorial to make up work. Mentors and parents can also request that a struggling student be assigned mandatory tutorial. Students who are in advanced classes often use this time to work on assignments.
A two-hour Night Study Hall for all boarding students runs in the evenings from 7:30pm-9:30pm on Sundays through Thursdays. Students study in their dorm rooms and have access to their computers and the internet for one hour each evening. Students needing additional use of the internet for coursework may get a note to work on one of several workstations in our library with the research assistance of our librarian. Students in Night Study Hall are under the supervision of the cadet life supervisors.
At the Upper School, students who continue to struggle may need additional study time. These students are placed into an Academic Probation Study Hall, which may be held in either the early morning hours before breakfast or in the afternoons/evenings. Students are recommended for this program based on the recommendations of teachers, the academic office, or the request of parents. The cadet’s grades are evaluated every two weeks, and once grades have improved, the cadet may again participate in afternoon extracurricular activities and leave Academic Probation Study Hall.
Students who fall behind in their class work during the week are assigned a special two-hour Friday Evening Study Hall under the guidance of an academic faculty member.