In 1873, McDonogh School was founded as a school for orphan boys. One of the ways we carry on that tradition today is in our boarding program. From Sunday night to Friday evening each week, a group of Upper School students is immersed in McDonogh life.
Most of the boarding students live locally. They don't board out of necessity, but out of a desire to become more deeply involved with the school community. Students get to foster relationships with their classmates and teachers at a level that would be impossible to achieve within the classroom.
Girls live in the Jane Bay building, and boys live adjacent to them in Lillian Rollins Hall. Each boarder usually shares a room with one or two roommates. The two dorm communities share the dorm quad and the lounge in the basement of Rollins.
Graduates who boarded are always eager to share how their experiences living on campus enriched their high school careers, giving them the confidence to live independently and introducing them to people who would be part of their lives long after they left campus. This program touches the lives of everyone who takes part in it, and McDonogh is proud to be able to provide such a lasting opportunity.