In addition to being an outstanding college preparatory school, Montverde Academy is a wonderful place to live. Our boarding program provides a secure, caring environment where every student is part of the Montverde community.
Our dormitories are led by House Parents who supervise and care for our students. House Parents play a key role in our boarding community; many students consider them to be family members. We encourage regular communication between House Parents and students’ families, this allows the family and the Academy to work more closely for the student’s well-being, progress and success.
Students are expected to perform daily dorm chores, including maintaining/cleaning their rooms (making their beds, vacuuming floors, etc). This instills a sense of responsibility, ownership, and gives them the ability to take pride in their surroundings.
Each boarding student participates year round on a competitive athletic team or the option to be involved with an after school activity. After school activities take place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Students have an array of activities to choose from including: Strength conditioning, general fitness, yoga, tennis lessons, swimming, drama, select choir, etc. Competitive athletic teams require more of a commitment as they may practice Monday – Saturday and may travel to neighboring schools for competition.
Upon completion of activities/athletics students go to the Martha Bedell Dining Hall for dinner and the opportunity to socialize with friends. After dinner, students have study hall in their respective dorm. Students who achieve a 3.0 grade point average or higher will have earned honor roll privileges (student receiving a D or an F in any class are ineligible for making Honor Roll). These privileges allow these students to watch television in the rec room, use their computer to watch a movie or play a game, make phone calls, or visit with another honor roll student. Those not on the honor roll are expected to be in their room studying. Our goal is to have as many students possible on the honor roll.
At Montverde Academy, we work hard to provide a structured, caring and family-like atmosphere for our students. We want every one of our students to feel right at home.