Daily Life - Five-Day Boarding Program - McDonogh School

Daily Life

7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. Breakfast in the dining hall.

8:20 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Students are in class.

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This time is for tutoring or spending time with day students before the buses leave.

4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Many students participate in extracurricular activities or get a head start on their schoolwork for the evening.

6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dinner brings boarders and campus families together for a meal in the dining hall.

7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Study hall takes place in dorm rooms. Faculty on duty, houseparents, and R-L senior leaders are scheduled daily to supervise and maintain a quiet atmosphere. A faculty member and peer tutors are also scheduled each evening to provide additional academic support. 

9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Activities depend on the night and what is available on campus. Students participate in open gym, activities with campus parents, snack times, and movie nights, among many other things.

10:00 p.m. Students are required to return to their respective dorm buildings so that the dorm parents can lock the doors and set the alarms.

This schedule can also change according to a student's personal interests, such as play rehearsal, peer tutoring, watching or performing in a band concert, working a campus job, or babysitting for a campus family. Life never ceases to be busy for boarders.