One of the most distinctive features of The Harvey School is its five-day residential program. During the week, boarding students benefit from many aspects of dormitory life, including proctored evening study halls and access to faculty who live on campus or stay at school after regular hours.
Recognizing that it is sometimes difficult for families to negotiate travel back and forth to school, demanding work schedules, meal and family time, and other obligations, Harvey offers a five-day boarding program for students in grades 9 - 12 who live within commuting distance of the school. One of the more distinctive features of The Harvey School is its five-day residential program. In addition to getting their first taste of independence for some of our Upper Schoolers , boarding students benefit from access to various campus resources including faculty, coaches, the art center, gym, ice rink, proctored evening study halls, and campus events and activities. In addition, boarders begin to assume more personal responsibility and independence in a nurturing and supervised setting, which helps prepare them for a smooth transition from high school to college.
Dedicated faculty members and, in some cases, faculty families, make their homes on campus, develop strong relationships with the boarders, offering supervision, academic support and an extended family. Two faculty members are assigned to a maximum of 16 students on each dorm corridor. Students arrive as early as Sunday evening and stay through Friday afternoon; on weekends, students return home to their families and friends in the evenings, students share dinner in the dining room, attend a mandatory two-hour study hall, and have some free time. While this schedule does not leave much time for other activities, we celebrate birthdays and enjoy trips to a local movie theater, ice cream shop, mall, or bowling alley.
The residential program fosters academic and social development and encourages students to find the best of what is within them and to develop the confidence and ability to lead as well as to try new things and master them.