The Bolles School Resident Life Program provides a unique and exciting educational environment at the School for both boarding and day students. From attentive resident staff to caring faculty to hospitable local students and their families, Bolles boarding students enjoy an enriching educational and life experience in a safe and nurturing environment. All members of the Bolles community—from the students and faculty and parents—share a common spirit and expectation of success.
Bolles offers an atmosphere which encourages high academic achievement, a love of learning, concern for others, delight in creative expression and the satisfaction of accomplishment for all students. From academics to the arts to athletics, resident students embrace success along with their day student peers.
As a part of the Resident Life program, all boarders are grouped into Dorm Families headed by a member of the Resident Life staff. The Dorm Family program provides students with a small and cohesive setting and for Dorm Family Heads to act as a residential advisor. Dorm Families celebrate birthdays together, meet periodically and have formal, family-style meals monthly.
Creating opportunities for student leadership is a priority of the Bolles Resident Life program. The Dorm Prefects are dedicated to improving campus and boarding life. They serve as mentors to the other boarding students, as well as the primary liaison between the boarding students and Resident Life staff. They assist with the coordination of activities, managing dorms and assisting younger students with the challenges of daily life in the boarding community. Consequently, they are expected to reflect the best of The Bolles School standards for personal conduct and leadership.
Participate in Prefect Orientation
Serve as Welcoming Committee for boarders. Greet new students, move items into rooms, give tours, help lead activities.
Weekend Activities committee (meet once a month): Help plan, coordinate and advertise weekend activities
Assist monitoring Study Hall
Perform dorm rounds
Meet regularly with the Director of Resident Life and members of the Resident Life staff to discuss student concerns