Boarding Programs

Linden Hall offers both Junior (grades 6–8) and Upper School (grades 9–12) Boarding Programs, as well as a Five-Day Boarding Program in all grade levels. Boarding students are encouraged to interact with day students and vice versa. Many of our domestic and international boarding students visit the homes of our day student families on weekends and during breaks. These visits provide our international students with authentic American experiences and insights into American culture and family life.

Junior Boarding Program

At Linden Hall, our college preparatory program begins in the sixth grade. Our junior boarding programs equips and prepares young women to handle the rigors of Upper School life.

Housed in Horne Dormitory, the Junior Boarding Program provides a caring environment overseen by a dedicated group of dorm parents and faculty members. Our youngest girls learn valuable life lessons such as sharing space and compromising. The integration of our international population allows our Middle School girls to learn about other cultures and adapt to diversity.

Our Junior Boarders have assigned bedtimes appropriate to their age/grade, and are encouraged to eat balanced meals. On weekday afternoons, there are indoor and outdoor games and activities, which provide physical exercise as well as the opportunity for our youngest students to unwind and get to know each other. Evening study halls are monitored by teachers, who provide individual homework help as needed. Frequent dorm meetings focus on life skills as well as fun activities for our 6th through 8th grade girls.

Upper School Boarding Program

Our Upper School Boarding Program provides a supportive living and learning environment for students in grades 9–12, and prepares them for dorm life in college. Housed in three interconnected dorms, the young women in our Upper School learn to live in a community and are nurtured toward independence.

Freshman and sophomore students are primarily housed in Horne Dormitory. Each area is assigned two dorm parents and one student Residential Assistant. The majority of our junior class is housed in The Castle, one of the original buildings on campus, built in 1757, which offers suite-style living. Seniors typically live in the Senior Annex, which features single rooms.

All of our students are encouraged to participate in clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities between the end of the school day through dinner. Students who are not on the Honor Roll must attend a monitored study hall from 7:30-9:00 p.m. on weeknights. Nightly dorm meetings include learning life skills as well as fun activities.

Five-Day Boarding Program

Many girls from surrounding areas choose to board Sunday–Thursday nights and spend weekends at their family home. This option offers all the benefits of the Junior Boarding and Upper School Boarding programs during the evenings that these students are on campus.