Co-Curriculum & Residential Life
Living in a boarding school community provides a unique opportunity for our students and a great deal of learning happens outside the classroom. Our Co-Curriculum challenges students to become confident, responsible, and self-aware. By meeting students where they are socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and intellectually, the components of the program work collectively to establish connections between individuals and promote a sense of community.
#YOLO Co-Curriculum Program
Our co-curriculum program, #YOLO is a series of events where students focus on increasing knowledge and reflecting on important topics that affect them in everyday life. They also consider positive changes they can make that will contribute to a healthy life balance.
#YOLO sessions are scheduled each trimester. The sessions include guest speakers who are subject matter experts and break-out groups, providing students time to fully engage on a topic and ask questions. Students also have time for self-reflection on what they have learned and how it applies directly to their lives.
This year's #YOLO sessions will include a field trip to an indoor climbing center, an SMS Spa Retreat on campus where students will be pampered and learn about coping with stress and healthy nutrition. Real World Readiness will be the topic of a third #YOLO session.
Residential Life Meetings & Activities
Residential Life is geared to our boarding students, offering a structured and nurturing environment for students to grow. Boarding students live in three residence halls and each residence mirrors the greater school population by combining a mix of both domestic and international students, new and returning students, and students of different grade levels. The boarding community gathers every Monday night to inform, promote awareness, and promote a strong community. During this time, students participate in forums, presentations, games, and activities.
Looking good, girls! Spa night with facials and yummy treats is a favorite activity in residential life.