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Resident Student Life

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.

Dorm Families

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.


Dorm Prefects are student leaders, selected by the Resident Life staff, and dedicated to improving campus and boarding life at The Bolles School. Prefects serve as mentors to their peers, as well as liaisons between the boarders and the Resident Life staff. In addition, they assist with the coordination of activities, managing the dorm and helping in the guidance of the younger students.



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Resident Life Student Testimonials