A collegiate experience during high school
The Boarding Program gives our students the opportunity to prepare; to enter college with the social skills, behavior skills, and study habits necessary to be successful in a college setting or any other educational institution.
The Boarding Program also gives our residents their first experience of living away from home in an academic community. Our primary goals as a staff are to help our students thrive academically, grow spiritually, and develop personally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Through the direction and guidance of the Residence Staff, consisting of the Dean of Residence and Resident Advisors, residents will learn the responsibilities and duties of living in a community environment. The unique opportunity of participating in a boarding program enables residents to take advantage of a “live-in” mentoring system, where they will be in direct contact several times a day with the Residence Staff.
Students enrolled in the program receive room and board, which includes three daily meals, a comfortable room, laundry facilities, and close proximity to all the school’s recreational and academic facilities. The residence hall is a modern, three-story building with two wings. St. Mary’s Preparatory uses all three floors of the South wing, known as St. Albertus Hall. Boarding students have access to a recreational hall, complete with pool tables, table tennis, and large-screen televisions. Also available are the school’s athletic facilities and libraries.
Each room is complete with two beds, two desks with shelves and lighting, ample drawer and closet space for two students, a sink, and a mirror. A private bathroom connects adjoining rooms. Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their own rooms and the bathroom. Families and students are expected to provide their own cleaning supplies and toiletry needs including, but not limited to toilet paper, paper towels, etc. Students are responsible for their own laundry.