Cozy rooms, new friends, group dinners and social events help students become truly engaged in
St. George’s dorm experience. But our residential program is more than its fun moments. Here, students learn to share space and important moments with their peers, expand their minds as they study and grow individually as they seek and receive guidance from dorm parents.
The Dorm Connection
Eighty-eight percent of St. George’s students are boarders. Except for third-form residences, the remainder of our 11 dorms house fourth-, fifth- and sixth-form students together. This residential model makes dorms a melting pot of cultures, ages, interests and identities. Students exchange knowledge, become friends and build support systems with students completely different from themselves.
About 70 percent of St. George’s dorm rooms are singles, giving students the option of keeping their door open to socialize or to study intensely in private. All rooms include the basics – Internet access, a bed and a desk, but personalization with bright bedding, posters and photos from home is always encouraged. Students share pizzas, eat take-out, watch movies, play video games and study in groups in dorm common areas. Campus safety features like student and faculty I.D. key cards restrict entry to dorms.
Our focus on individual growth is what makes the St. George’s residential program outstanding. Elected fifth- and sixth-formers can show their leadership skills as dorm prefects. They serve as role models with the goal of making dorms an inclusive place for all students. Additional responsibilities include helping with check-in, conducting room inspections, monitoring living areas and proctoring study hall, which runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Faculty who serve as dorm parents live in residences attached to student housing. At a moment’s notice, students can reach out to dorm parents for personal and academic guidance, college advising or for a quick chat. Over time, our students and dorm parents create trusting bonds that allow students to express themselves academically, emotionally and creatively.