A Day in the Life of a Boarding Student
Students in our CSA Boarding Program are provided with opportunities for exposure and exploration in various academic, athletic and artistic enrichment programs. With campus as a “home away from home”, students live in a community developing and strengthening relationships with their peers and faculty. We work to foster a supportive environment, allowing students to learn, develop and practice skills of independence, time-management, goal-setting and leadership.
7:15 AM - WAKE UP
Students begin their day with a healthy morning snack and get dressed for the day.
8:30 AM - BREAKFAST
Students eat a healthy breakfast and meet in advisory groups to review the day’s schedule and discuss current events.
9:15 AM - STUDENTS BEGIN CLASSES
In small cooperative teams of 4-5 classmates, Middle School students experience five 50- 90 minute courses that span seven subjects including Music, Spanish, Civics, Science, Math, Coding, and English Literature. ks.
10:45 AM - SNACK & CHECK-IN
Before beginning their second course block, students enjoy a short period for snack and informal discussion with Middle School faculty. Students can use this time to check-in with teachers, advisors, or discuss group projects with their peers. Similar breaks are built into the afternoon schedule as well.
12:30 PM - LUNCH
Students enjoy a healthy lunch that includes nutritional educational programs designed to expose them to different foods and cultures from the local community and around the world. Our Lead Chef and Director of Health and Wellness ensure that all meals are balanced, healthy, and appealing to students. Lunch is followed by 30 minutes of physical activity.
1:50 PM - MATH & LITERACY INSTRUCTION
Students return to their classrooms after lunch to work on engaging coursework. Science, Social Studies, Math and or Writing provide students with additional time to develop well-rounded academic confidence and increased interest in rigorous problem solving .
5:00 PM - DINNER
Each year, residential faculty plan a range of dinner, academic, and community-building programs designed to give parents rich, ongoing touch points with their children. These opportunities are intentionally scheduled to give parents of boarding students increased opportunities to engage in the ongoing "Life of the Academy", increasing the likelihood of parent student interaction.
5:30 PM - CO-CURRICULARS
Following a short period of down time, students transition into their co-curricular block. Each year, Middle School students enjoy a range of competitive sports, including tennis, fencing, lacrosse, and soccer in addition to vocal and performing arts opportunities.
6:50 PM - RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMMING BLOCK
During this hour students engage in both structured and unstructured enrichment activities that provide a balance and an opportunity of choice, and exposure to various academic, athletic and artistic activities. Examples of such programs are coding, “reading and respond”, Lego Story Starter, Future Engineers, free play outside or in the field house.
7:50 PM - NIGHT TIME ROUTINES
Students get ready for bed and begin to decompress at the end of the day. Showers and phone calls home to parents take place and students relax by reading a book, playing board games or by simply conversing with peers and staff.
8:30 PM - LIGHTS OUT
Students settle in for the night, are tucked in bed by residential staff and get a full night of sleep so they’re refreshed and ready to learn the following day!
. . . to provide young children living with a single adult caregiver, beset by acute economic needs, a strong education, critical core values, and a safe environment, enabling them to become future leaders in their communities and beyond. All graduates of the academy will be on a natural track to some of the best high schools and four year colleges in the US.
For more information, please contact Stacey Pierre-Louis,
Dean of Residential & Campus Life