Student Life
Boarding School Life

We believe the most comprehensive Linsly experience is that lived by our boarding school students. Providing a warm, supportive, and structured environment for students in grades 7-12, the Linsly residential community is a home away from home.

Residential students live in one of four dormitories, supervised by faculty who live among students on campus with their families in a beautiful neighborhood. Because each dormitory is connected to at least two faculty residences, students learn very quickly that their dorm room is literally an extension of our homes. From family-style dinners shared with dorm parents, to structured evening study halls supervised by faculty, to evening get-togethers at faculty homes for pizza and movies, boarding life at Linsly balances the structure and discipline necessary for academic success with the nurturing support necessary for personal fulfillment.

Students residing on campus experience college prep classes that encompass every aspect of their Linsly life. The "Values Added" aspect of Linsly residence life comes from this 24-hour community where every teachable moment is seized. We believe the comprehensive educational experience lived by resident students is best understood in these categories:

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  • Relationships

    Parents of Linsly boarding students frequently comment on the strong relationships their sons and daughters enjoy. An evening spent on our campus affirms this idea.
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  • Self Advocacy and Personal Responsibility

    At Linsly, we want students to learn to speak up for themselves, to be self advocates, and we want them to do so in a way that shows deference and respect for others in their community.
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  • Self-Discovery and Personal Growth

    Linsly wants students to be active participants, not passive recipients, in their learning. We know the best learning takes place when students are engaged and motivated to do their best work.
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  • Proximity to Influential Mentors

    Students know they will be held accountable every day by teachers who know them well. They know they will be required to produce by teachers who understand their background and potential.
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  • The Moral Compass

    Young people who consistently do what is right develop the kind of character that is coveted in our ever-changing world. Linsly requires its students to not only do what is right, but to do it consistently.
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For answers to specific questions concerning dormitory life, please contact Mr. David Plumby, the head of our Boarding Department, at (304) 234-4616 ext 208 or email the admissions office.

The Linsly School

60 Knox Lane, Wheeling WV, 26003
Phone: (304) 233-3260
admit@linsly.org