Boarders truly live where the action is at The Linsly School. Living on campus makes participating in activities and events easy and convenient. From athletics to the arts to student leadership, students can experience the best of The Linsly School right outside their dorm door.
Advantages of Boarding
Help Your Child Gain Independence and Self-confidence
The structure and supportive adults who live on campus foster an environment that is highly conducive to helping students be successful. As a result, students who attend boarding school are more likely to interact with peers and adults on a daily basis and will experience rapid growth in self-confidence and independence. This is a part of the experience as they learn how to live with others, help their dorm community, and make daily decisions about cleaning, studying, socializing, and taking care of their basic needs. When they head off to college they will be significantly ahead of peers who are learning to make all of their own decisions for the very first time.
Students who live on campus benefit tremendously from the many opportunities to study and collaborate with their peers. Daily study hall provides structure in completing their assignments, and face-to-face interaction with residential faculty members enhances their academic experience. Community & Global Perspective
Residential students thrive in the special community that living on campus provides. The experience of living, eating, studying, and celebrating with students from diverse backgrounds helps foster lifelong friendships and a global perspective. Boarders also develop personal connections with Campus Parents who provide constant support and make the residential community truly a second home. Weekend Life
There is always something to do at Linsly, even on the weekends. Many of our students remain on campus every weekend and enjoy special events, trips, and fun weekend activities. In addition to having several activities on campus each weekend, we also take students off-campus to local restaurants, shopping trips, museums, theaters, cinemas, outdoor recreational activities, or professional sporting events. You’ll always be surrounded by friends and have something to do at Linsly!
- The Five-Day Option
Students experience the best of both worlds—spending five days engaging in all that The Linsly School campus has to offer and two days focusing on family life at home. This dynamic prepares students for college life as they learn to manage their time and freedom as individuals before returning to the comforts of home.
- The Seven-Day Option
By design, the majority of our boarding students (80% or more) are seven-day boarding students and benefit from being in a structured and supportive environment, while also coming to know peers, faculty, and staff more closely than traditional students. Seven-day boarding students find living and interacting on campus during the weekends to be fun and engaging! Sometimes, you may just want to relax and take a break! Living and interacting in the dorms with local boarding students also helps seven-day boarding students develop local friendships and they often sign out and spend time off campus with their friends on the weekends.