George School students who are not assigned to the Learning Center or Quiet Study may choose to spend evening study hall in the MDA Library or in the dining room. Students that choose to attend study hall agree to comply with the rules and expectations for those spaces.
1. Evening study hall hours are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday)
- Everyone must arrive by 7:30 p.m. and remain until 9:30 p.m.
- Exceptions include seniors who may quietly arrive late or leave no later than 9:15 p.m. Day students are encouraged to stay until 9:30 p.m., but can leave early if transportation has arrived before the end of study hall.
2. Silent Study: MDA Library (Monday to Thursday), 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- For those students that would like to work independently and individually in a silent environment, the MDA Library will host Silent Study. Study rooms are intended to be used by one student per room. Ordering, receiving, and eating food during study hall in the library is not permitted.
- Two library proctors and two day student prefects will supervise Silent Study.
3. Dynamic Study: Dining Room (Monday to Thursday), 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- For students that want to work together on projects and study together, the dining room will host Dynamic Study. Students are permitted to move around the designated space and work with friends, or they can work individually in the tall chairs near the windows.
- Ordering, receiving, and eating food during study hall in the dining room is not permitted. There will be no food service from the service stations.
- Check-in begins at 7:15 p.m. Students will study until 9:15 p.m., at which time all students will assist in sweeping and tidying the area. All students will be dismissed at 9:30 p.m.
- One library proctor and two day student prefects will supervise Dynamic Study.
4. Quiet Study – MDA Library (Sunday), 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- Students are permitted to work in small groups or individually in the MDA Library on Sunday nights. Students are expected to maintain a quiet environment. Ordering, receiving, and eating food during study hall in the library is not permitted.
- Two library proctors will supervise Quiet Study on Sunday evenings.
5. Each student entering study hall for any portion of the evening must sign in by signing their name legibly, and only sign in for themselves.
- Seniors and day students who leave early must also sign out so that they are accounted for in case of an emergency.
6. Student should plan to bring two hours’ worth of work.
7. Playing games, social media, and online shopping are not permitted.
8. Student behavior should not be disruptive to others.
9. Beverages in closed containers are allowed.
10. Food is not permitted.
11. Students in the library are not allowed in classrooms during study hall hours and should not congregate in the hallway.
12. Be kind. Be productive.
- Everyone is expected to treat others (fellow students and adult staff) with respect and kindness at all times, and get their work done.
- When an adult asks a student to change their behavior, the student is expected to comply in a cooperative manner.
- Students may be told to leave study hall at the discretion of the adult staff. Boarders must return to the dorm. Day students must report to the Deans Office until transportation arrives.
- Students are invited to contact Marion Wells (Library Director) with questions or concerns.
13. During Term 1, freshmen boarding and day students are not permitted to attend study hall in the MDA Library.
- Freshmen boarding students and new sophomore boarding students attend New Student Study Hall for the first three weeks of Term 1. They are eligible to be released to study in the dorms after this three-week period..
- If a freshman day student would like to attend study hall on a consistent basis in Term 1, they may be enrolled in New Student Study Hall for the first three weeks of the term where attendance is taken. It is expected that the freshman day student will attend evening New Student Study Hall from Monday through Thursday. After the three-week period, the freshman day student can continue to remain in New Student Study Hall through October 10, 2019. After that date, they can be assigned to a proctored Quiet Study classroom for the duration of Term 1 where attendance is taken. Parents interested in this program should contact Minnie Lee (Director of Learning Center Services).
- Freshmen students are welcome to use the services in WASH (Math Help, Writing Center, and peer tutoring) and afterwards, must report to New Student Study Hall or Quiet Study until the end of study hall at 9:30 p.m.
- Freshmen can attend study hall in the MDA Library beginning in Term 2.
The goals of the study hall program are to offer a safe place for students to work during evening study hall, to support students academically, and to provide an opportunity for them to learn how to study independently, collaboratively, and productively.
Marion believes that researching almost anything with a sense of humor and the right library tools can be fun.