Enriched Living, Lasting Connections
At Girard we go beyond academics to provide a comprehensive student experience. Our residential program and renovated dormitories are age appropriately designed to offer students a supportive and enriching environment that fosters personal growth, lasting friendships, and a well-rounded education. Girard currently offers a five-day boarding program. Students live on campus from Sunday night through Friday afternoon, then return home on the weekend.
The “Girardian” Connection
Our residential program is not just about accommodations; it’s a vibrant community where students form meaningful connections, build lasting friendships, and cultivate a sense of belonging. The camaraderie within our residential community is an essential aspect of the student experience.
Experienced Residential Staff
Our dedicated residential staff is committed to ensuring the wellbeing and safety of every student. With years of experience and a passion for supporting young individuals, our team creates a home away from home where students feel valued, understood, and encouraged to flourish.
In addition to academic pursuits, our residential program offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities and events. From social emotional development, self-defense training to leadership workshops, we provide experiences that contribute to personal development, college and career readiness and complement the overall growth of our students.
Life Skills Development
Living in a residential setting provides students with unique opportunities to develop essential life skills. From time management, etiquette lessons to interpersonal communication, our residential program focuses on cultivating skills that extend far beyond the academic setting, preparing students for success in college and beyond.
Our residential program creates a supportive environment where students can seek guidance, build resilience, and navigate the challenges of adolescence with the help of experienced mentors. The close relationships formed within the residential community significantly contribute to students’ personal and academic success.
Preparation for Independence
As students progress through the residential program, they acquire valuable skills that prepare them for independence in college and beyond. From self-discipline to self-advocacy, our aim is to instill a sense of responsibility and autonomy contributing to their future success. For select students the culminating experience is participation in our supervised independent living program.
*Sections are organized by grade level and gender, and each section has a university theme with its own decor and personality.