Those who are asked by the Academy to stay on campus during a break period are the only ones who can be housed during times when the Academy is otherwise closed with proper faculty supervision (Winter break and Summer break). Plans for breaks are to be communicated by the dates set forth by the Dean of Students. Residence halls will remain open during Thanksgiving and Spring break with a daily fee.
Adjusting to a new roommate is a process that involves time and effort. First, we encourage you to try to talk with your roommate about any issues or concerns. If this is unsuccessful, then feel free to contact your House Parent, Dean of Students, or your Prefect for assistance. Room changes are considered only after all other options have been exhausted.
Only students required to be on campus by the Academy may return before the scheduled arrival date. We must adhere to this guideline in order to facilitate the completion of scheduled renovation projects, summer housing transition, and final preparation for students' arrival.
New students will receive rooming assignment upon arrival to campus. Returning students will be given the opportunity to request his/her roommate for the following school year and will be notified of their roommates as soon as possible. There is no guarantee that this request will be fulfilled and it is expected the student and family will support the academy with these decisions.
Entertainment needs (Books, reasonable stereo/radio, board games, sports equipment, etc.)
Basic first aid kit (for example: Band-Aids, Neosporin, etc.)
Formal and semi-formal attire (for special events)
Laundry supplies and basket
Small memo or dry erase board
Appropriate pictures/posters – Inappropriate items include, but are not limited to: drugs, alcohol, sex, etc. Pictures/posters containing the aforementioned material will be removed at the discretion of the House Parent and/or Administration
Stacking crates, storage boxes
Study aids/classroom supplies (dictionary, thesaurus, calculator, etc.)
Toiletries, including a small shower caddy to carry items to shower
Housekeeping services are not provided for student rooms, suites, private baths, or suite baths. Students are responsible for cleaning and maintaining these areas. All public areas and public bathrooms are serviced Monday-Friday, with limited cleaning services provided on weekends. Students are responsible for emptying their room trash in the designated area. Students will also be assigned daily chores to assist with the overall cleanliness of the residence hall.
Mattresses in the residence halls are 36 x 79.5. These are longer than standard sized mattresses. Extra-long single bed sheets can be obtained in most department stores. Students are responsible for supplying their own bedding, including pillows.
The residence halls are locked during the academic day and at night. Upon closing for the night, the House Parent will set the alarm. Students are to never be in a building on campus when faculty is not present.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their room doors are kept locked at all times. It is important for roommates to discuss the importance of keeping their possessions safe by keeping the doors locked.
The school also has an armed security guard on duty 24/7.
The best way to report a maintenance concern is to inform the House Parent. It is important that students are as detailed as possible when reporting maintenance issues. Critical items to include are: the location, specific problem, and a contact number and name.
Room changes can be accommodated following the aforementioned specific housing guidelines after the first two weeks of each semester. Room changes are based upon availability and at the discretion of the Dean of Students.
Prefects are senior students who work with House Parents and students in the residence halls. Prefects fulfill a variety of roles. They are charged with: 1) helping students to form strong communities in the hall and on-campus; 2) acting as a resource to students with personal and/or academically related problems; 3) educating students through appropriate challenges as well as support of current values and beliefs; 4) positively shaping community behavior, and 5) leading by example in all areas.
The student will submit an online leave request by Tuesday night, the House Parents will make sure they get permission from all parties involved, and the Dean of Students will review/ approve/ decline each request.
Since our residence halls are being renovated or are utilized during the summer to house student employees, athletes, and summer conferences, it is not possible for students to see and/or measure the rooms.
Students are not allowed to bring large stereo speakers to the Academy. This presents a noise and space problem in the hall. The Dean of Students along with the House Parent will determine if the speakers are appropriate for the room.
Computer monitors will be limited to 22” in order to adequately preserve space in the rooms.
Tobacco products or smoking paraphernalia are not allowed in rooms or on your person at any time. Reference the Upper School Student Handbook for more information.
Cooking equipment, heating elements, or cooking in rooms is not allowed.
All electrical appliances other than radios, stereo systems, and clocks must be approved by the Administration.
Possession of firearms (including paintball guns), fireworks, knives, clubs, chains, candles, incense, explosive caps, and/or inflammable fluids is not permitted.
Heaters and electric blankets are not allowed.
Selling or buying clothes or any other personal property among students is prohibited.
We recommend that students not bring expensive jewelry to the Academy. This will eliminate the possibility of loss or theft.
Keep a minimum amount of money (less than $50.00 cash) in the dormitory.
Borrowing or lending money or personal property is discouraged. If you loan out personal property and a problem occurs with the item loaned, the problem needs to be handled between the parties involved.