This summer Drayton, which originally served approximately seventy junior and senior boys, was subdivided into two smaller dorms. Now known as Upper Drayton and Lower Drayton, each dorm will have its own private meeting spaces, but share the original west lobby and basement recreation room.
“This proposal to divide the dorm was backed by research done by former Orton Dorm Head Thomas Soper,” said interim dean of students for 2016–2017 Eric Wolarsky in his community announcement. “Dorm heads have carefully thought out the logistical hurdles needed to make a split happen.”
“Both Stephen ’82 and Laurie Moyer deserve high praise for their foresight in bringing this proposal to the community and leading a successful trial run of this arrangement in the last half of the 2016–2017 school year,” added Head of School Sam Houser.
The change will provide for closer relationships between students and dorm faculty, as well as improve mentoring and supervision for students.
Sophomore, junior, and senior boys will be split between Upper Drayton and Lower Drayton. Each dorm will be home to about thirty students, one dorm head, three hall teachers, and four senior prefects.
“I am delighted to announce that Laurie Moyer will be the head of Upper Drayton in addition to becoming George School’s new attendance supervisor,” said Sam. “Andy Lehto will become the new head of Lower Drayton.”
An added benefit of the change is the addition of air conditioning to both Upper Drayton and Lower Drayton. The school also added air conditioning to Orton Dormitory this summer.
Upper and Lower Drayton as well as Orton are expected to be ready, and temperature controlled, for registration on Saturday, September 2, 2017.