Living with other students from around the world makes boarding at CH-CH a truly unique experience. Students build deep connections, as they work together on school projects, go to brunch together in the Charger Cafe, or attend a weekend activity with friends. Our dorm parents create a true family experience on campus, whether it’s playing games or cooking with their own families, or playing with their dogs. The boarding program is truly a home away from home, and one where your friends are always right down the hall!
When the school day is over, boarding students run back to the dorm, drop their backpacks in their room, and then relax with their friends. This can mean watching Netflix in the common room, signing out to go to Dunkin Donuts with friends, or simply sitting outside and talking. After that, it’s time for dinner in the Charger Cafe, a full dorm meeting with dorm parents, and then study hall to finish all the work for the day. Before bed, there’s time to hang out in the common room and share a few YouTube videos before lights out. This ability to be around friends after school and on weekends allows boarding students to get to know each other at a deeper level. The bonds they create last well beyond college.
Each dorm houses several dorm parents and their families. During the day, dorm parents also serve the School as teaching faculty and support staff, and they are always responsible for the well-being of our boarding students. From hosting weekend activities trips, both on and off-campus, to attending the weeknight study halls. Dorm parents are a big part of our boarding students’ lives, whether it is helping with homework, talking about any issues they may be having, or taking them on a trip into Boston.