At King’s Academy, we feel that boarding school is an ideal way for teenage students to optimize both their academic learning and their social development. Maturity, confidence, lifelong friendships and an understanding of others are all the outgrowth of the boarding school experience. Many boarding students reside on campus seven days a week. King’s Academy also offers the option for students to enroll as weekday boarders, living on campus Sunday through Thursday and returning home for the weekend.
Our boarding students live in safe, comfortable, single-gender dorms with round-the-clock supervision by faculty members who live in their own apartments located throughout the different student “houses.” Single women faculty live in the girls’ dorms and usually male faculty or families live in the boys’ dorms. Girls are not permitted to enter the boys’ dorms and boys are not permitted to enter the girls’ dorms.
Students have constant and continuous access to faculty who-in addition to being teachers-are supervisors, coaches, mentors and counselors. Faculty members eat together with students in the Dining Hall and participate with them in athletic and cultural activities in the afternoons. Parents of students entrusted to the care of King’s Academy can rest assured that their children are living in a safe and healthy family environment.
King’s Academy has nine houses that accommodate over 400 students in single bedrooms, including six disabled student bedrooms. Each student room is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, nightstand and closet. King’s Academy may be the only boarding school in the world in which every student has a single room. Rooms are deliberately small in order to allow students to focus their alone time on silent study, reflection and getting a full night’s sleep, and also to emphasize the larger, common areas as the center of community dorm life. Our small rooms also level the playing field-everyone is equal.
Each house includes a laundry room and comfortable common rooms where students can watch TV, catch up with one another or have a quick snack. Every floor also has a common bathroom and at least one faculty apartment. Faculty residents and associate residents live on every floor to ensure 24-hour supervision of students. All common rooms are equipped with wireless internet connections, which students can access using their King’s Academy-issued laptop computers. All student rooms have internet ports.
Last updated June 20, 2012