Residential Life at George School
Living in a dorm is a lot of things. It’s a taste of independence with the safety net of dorm teachers and prefects. (Two-thirds of faculty members live on campus.) It’s late-night debates about Salinger vs. Shakespeare, pizza vs. sushi, and the meaning of life. It’s about learning responsibility and time management and about being understood and accepted for who you really are.
Mostly, dorm life is about making friends. As corny as it sounds, boarders often describe their dorm as their second home and their dorm-mates as brothers and sisters. It’s an apt comparison. You learn to live alongside people different from yourself, and you grow from it. The relationships you build change you for the better and last for good.
Boarding is many things and anything but boring.
For Howard, it’s the constant presence of dormmates that makes the heart grow fonder.
Each of our residential halls has a personality all its own. For the girls, there’s Westwood, with a lovely wooden porch complete with rocking chairs, and Main, one of the oldest school buildings and, as the name suggests, still the campus headquarters.
For boys, there’s Campbell, farthest from the center of campus (but closest to a quick hoagie and fries), Orton, expanded a couple of times but still old and cool, and turn-of-century Drayton, which is right by the campus clock and Red Square.
There also is Brown House, where eight students, sometimes boys and sometimes girls, learn to live (almost) independently.