“ Joy and her team at Eagle Hill have done an exceptional job equipping students with invaluable life skills. From navigating roommate dynamics to mastering the art of negotiation and compromise, their seamless adaptation reflects the solid foundation they've received. EHS students arrive at Greenwood well-prepared for the journey toward independence, and as they integrate into our community, they consistently excel and shine. ”
Aria Carter, Director of Admissions
The Greenwood School in Putney, VT
“ Students who have attended and boarded at the Eagle Hill School find it particularly easy to transition to boarding life at The Gow School. They arrive accustomed to a safe, structured, and individualized approach to residential living that aligns directly with the goals of the academic program. Students often become leaders and role-models in the dormitory and share their past experience with their new to boarding peers. ”
Luke Salerno, Head of Middle School and Past Dorm Parent
The Gow School, South Wales, NY
A Typical Evening for a Boarding Student

Each day includes formal and informal lessons in time management, self-advocacy, study skills, cooperative living, conflict resolution, table manners, team building, independent living skills, social skills, and leadership skills.

While there are variations in any day based on school activities, structure and schedules are a necessary component in our Boarding Program.

Before Dinner
Before Dinner

At 4 p.m., residential staff and first-year teachers offer organized, structured group activities. Offerings include sports/games, arts and crafts, and community service opportunities. Activities end at 6 p.m. and dinner begins.


During dinner, students are encouraged to share their successes or struggles from their day, and they receive advice or compliments from peers and trusted adults. The dorm team engages residential students in conversation and ensures that each student participates.

Study Hall
Study Hall

After dinner, students have a one-hour supervised study hall. The dorm team assists students who are struggling with homework and communicates with teachers and the Advisory Team if a student has difficulty with a subject.

Evening Activities
Evening Activities

After study hall, students can spend time socializing with peers in a less structured environment. Dorm staff is present to help students find activities (card games, board games, movies, etc.) to engage in and to ensure everyone is ready for bed and prepared for the next day of school.

At Night
At Night

On a typical day, students are in bed by 9:30 p.m. and lights are out by 10 p.m. The full dorm team is on site until 11 p.m., at which time one member remains on each of the dorm floors to assist students during the night.

Your Child’s Home-Away-From-Home

The dormitory is located in the beautiful historic Hardwick House, set in the middle of campus. Housing is provided Sunday through Thursday for up to 33 residential students.

  • Two full-time staff members and two full-time teachers supervise students, and on-campus faculty and first-year teachers are also on hand each evening.
  • The full-time residential faculty assumes responsibility for the supervision, general advice and counseling, behavior, moral and emotional support of the residential students.
  • Residential faculty are also involved in our afternoon athletics and activities – often proctoring a study hall or coaching a sport. This provides faculty with an opportunity to get to know students during the normal school day and to further their connection with the residential students.

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