We know that teaching and learning continue after the end of classes each day. Thus, the Stuart Hall boarding program is the fullest embodiment of our commitment to educate the whole person, Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit. That commitment is the foundation of the Residence Life Mission:
"Residence Life at Stuart Hall School creates a nurturing environment that teaches young women to understand themselves in the context of their community, encourages them to both serve that community and to be leaders within it, and to develop a reverent respect for the world around them and an undying passion for the people who live in it."
Our Residence Life Program at Stuart Hall School is a partnership between the staff, the Residence Life Coordinator, Dorm Parents, and On Campus Faculty-and the students: Prefects, and Dorm Council.
Dorm Parents and On Campus Faculty
The Residence Life Program at Stuart Hall creates a nurturing community in accordance with its Mission by having a staff specially trained and well suited to support our boarding students. Dorm Parents, adults who live on dorm and supervise a specific hall, assist students with life away from home, and provide a School presence evenings and weekends. On Campus Faculty work at Stuart Hall and live on campus or on dorm, serving in roles similar to Dorm Parents. A member of the On Campus Faculty or a Dorm Parent is on duty at all times to monitor student permissions and sign-outs, secure the building, distribute medicine, proctor study hall, and ensure that standards and policies of Stuart Hall are maintained. Our On Campus Faculty and Dorm Parents bring a wealth of experience and a diversity of talent to our community.
Sustaining a caring environment at Stuart Hall is a responsibility of all members of this community, not only the adults. To this end, experienced boarding students may become Prefects. These young women form the backbone of the student body, acting as mentors to newcomers, friends to returners, and leaders by example to all. They are assigned to specific halls, where they help to maintain a clean living space and promote a positive atmosphere. Prefects are a valuable link between their peers and the Residence Life Staff; additionally, there is an international Prefect who acts as liaison to the Staff for her fellow international boarders.
The Dorm Council provides boarders with the opportunity to shape their own residential experience at Stuart Hall. Council members are elected in the first month of school and meet with the Residential Life Coordinator weekly thereafter. The Residential Life Coordinator works with the the OCF staff to address the concerns of the Dorm Council.
Want to know more? Contact the Admissions Office
admissions [at] stuart-hall [dot] org