At SAS, we believe that adolescents thrive when they have a team of adults who know them and care for them. Our residential houses are intentionally small, just 14-27 residents, so that the students develop deep bonds with their housemates and with the team of residential house parents responsible for their well-being. All residential houses have at least one faculty member living in an attached residence and some have as many as three. The rest of the residential team lives in proximity on campus. Groups of students are frequently in faculty residences for social events, cooking nights, or the opportunity to enjoy the company of faculty children and/or pets.
Equipped for Your Comfort
Each residential house also includes amenities for comfortable living. Students usually live in doubles with a roommate who is assigned to them their first year and chosen by them in subsequent years. In addition to beds, desks, dressers, and closets (plenty of space for clothes and personal items), all houses (all of campus) are Wifi accessible. The houses also have laundry facilities and a commons room with a television and microwave. All houses and rooms are air conditioned.
The Hub of Activity
At some day/boarding schools, the boarders feel left behind at the end of the day. Not at SAS. Day students seem to be on campus almost as much as the boarding students and frequently participate in weekend activities or school-sponsored trips. Boarding students are regularly invited to spend an evening or weekend off-campus with day friends and their families.
Food brings people together. At SAS, students and residential faculty gather weekly for Sunday dinner. At our monthly family-style dinners every table is assigned to a faculty family, and students are assigned to each table. Assignments change each month, allowing students and faculty families to connect with one another and slow the busy pace of our daily lives.