Girard College’s residential program is committed to educating the whole child. Residential Advisors (RAs) implement programs to support and encourage the students’ development in academics, character and emotional and social growth. Through the residential curriculum, students are taught the skills they need to achieve academic and personal excellence. RAs stay in constant communication with parents and academic faculty to ensure student success and well-being.
RAs live in the dormitories with their students, providing a warm atmosphere and nurturing community. Sections are organized by grade level and gender, and each section has its own decor and personality. RAs enthusiastically organize activities for students such as baking cookies, watching movies, learning dance routines or making holiday gifts for family and friends.
In the residential program, elementary/middle school students are given room to grow both socially and academically as they prepare for high school. When students enter high school, the RAs ensure students’ academic success by reinforcing study skills and encouraging their future aspirations.