At Home in the Pacific Northwest
Every year, our boarding program welcomes up to 60 high school students from around the world. We are the only independent day and boarding school in Seattle, and we offer both seven and five-day boarding options.
Our close-knit community is a great place for you to live, learn and grow. We all work together to create a safe and supportive environment, guided by students’ rights, responsibilities, and expectations as well as our program values, including:
- Cross cultural exchange
- Relationship with others
- Involvement and engagement
Feeling Safe, Healthy, and Supported
The safety and well-being of our boarding students is our number one priority. Our residential life faculty are fully trained in CPR and first aid and provide both supervision and support.
- Two faculty members are in the dorm around the clock.
- Curfews, a buddy system and requiring an off-campus pass allow us to balance safety and responsibility.
We care deeply about our boarding students’ overall well-being, including their academic performance, physical health and social-emotional well-being. We’ll support you and your peers by:
- Providing a facilitated two-hour study hall five days a week.
- Checking in regularly on your academic progress during the school year.
- Helping you make appointments and rest up when you're sick.
- Lending an ear when you’re in need of social-emotional support.
- Working closely with school counselors to support your well-being.
Exploring Beyond the Building
As a boarding student, you’ll be living in the heart of the city, just steps away from a vibrant urban community and within walking distance to parks, art galleries, bookstores and shops. Cultural institutions—including the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle Central Library and Pacific Science Center—are just a walk or bus ride away.
Every weekend, dorm faculty organize events that you and your peers can choose to participate in and invite friends to come along. These events will introduce you to local and United States culture, customs and traditions; here are some examples:
- Seattle Seahawks football game
- Cider squeeze on Bainbridge Island
- Karaoke night with friends
- Tour of Pike Place Market
- Ice skating at Seattle Center
- Lunar New Year dinner and celebration
In addition to seven-day boarding, we also offer five-day boarding for students who live too far away to commute daily. Five-day boarders go home Friday after school or Saturday morning and return on Sunday. During the week, they take part as full community members.
Our dorm is overseen by a diverse group of college-educated residential advisors (RAs), headed by our Director of Residential Life. This group of caring individuals is dedicated to:
- Creating a safe and supportive community
- Encouraging independence and responsibility
- Serving as role models and providing mentorship