No Dorms, Thank You!
In times past, we’ve actually had the typical dormitories for our students. We came away from that with the impression that students start to get lost in the process. They know a dorm isn’t home, it doesn’t feel like home, and they have a hard time settling in and feeling secure and comfortable while living in a box.
Our students live in a family home, with their classmates and teammates as their roommates. We have house parents who are an actual married couple who have raised high school students of their own and now generations of boarding school students.
No Cafeteria, either…
Our students don’t eat at a cafeteria, or from a vending machine. Instead, they eat home-cooked meals cooked by their home parents, typically around a family table. Home cooking made with grass-fed beef, our own eggs, our own pork, and typically our own milk from our own cows.
The family atmosphere provides security and comfort for our students, as well as a chance to enhance and hone their relationship skills. They learn to interact with their roommates as they would siblings, and participate in family dinners, Sunday pot-luck with the staff and their families, and have chores they do to take care of their home.
This home truly becomes their home away from home, and they get so comfortable they hardly want to leave when they graduate!