Residential Life Overview
The Residential Life Program is an integral factor that enhances the academic component of Saint John‘s Preparatory School by building a values-centered community that fosters mutual respect, healthy living, personal growth, multiculturalism, and independence. We offer both 5-Day and 7-Day residential options.
The Residential Program is committed to providing an environment where opportunities and experiences for learning outside the classroom exist that challenge and support the development of students in becoming mature, responsible community members. The boarding program (available grades 9-12) brings young people together from around the world creating a vibrant community within the residence halls accentuated with cultural diversity and friendship.
Saint John’s Preparatory School girls live in Emmaus Hall, a short walk from the Prep School. The boys live in Saint Michael Hall, a dormitory adjacent to the Prep School. Click here to access our "virtual tour."
Both residence halls are fully equipped with all the comforts of home, including flat-screen TV’s, a community lounge, computers/internet access, washer/dryer and kitchens. Within Saint Michael Hall, students can enjoy recreational space for indoor basketball, soccer, badminton and volleyball. Additionally, a large fireplace in the lounge is available for both day and residential students to enjoy. Students may live in single or double rooms, depending on availability. New students should expect to have a roommate. Most students share common restroom facilities.
Long weekends take place four times each year: Fall Break in October, Thanksgiving Break in November, Spring Break in March and Easter Break in March or April. During this time, students will have the opportunity to participate on trips to other parts of the United States or stay with a host family arranged by the school. In recent years, students have enjoyed trips to popular USA destinations including San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Orlando! Students also have the opportunity for numerous day and overnight trips throughout the year that include professional sporting events, music concerts, skiing, camping, ethnic restaurants, professional theatre and shopping.
Both residence halls have full-time adult staff, living in apartments within the residence halls. Our staff are college graduates and qualified professionals. They are experienced with young people and work collaboratively to create a respectful, healthy, and safe living community for our students.