Boarding or Day?
Boarding Student Life
SBS is home to approximately 180 boarders every year. Our desire is for our students to learn and grow as they live together in a safe and comfortable community.
There are currently 7 single-gender residential halls that house our boarding students and approximately 14 to 15 faculty families. The remainder of the faculty live in the homes that surround our 55 acre wooded campus. Although every residence hall is uniquely designed, each one has a main lounge with couches and a television (and in some cases a fireplace), laundry facilities, and a kitchen area. The majority of the rooms are designed for two students, although there are scattered singles and triples.
Day Student Life
As a residential community, our day students also reap the benefits of our family-style community, the accessibility of our faculty, and our evening and weekend trips and activities. We encourage our day students to stay overnight on campus and experience SBS as our boarders do. There are times that day students may wish to stay in the dorms due to an evening lab or an early morning trip. They are also welcome to come for an extended stay of a week or more if they are contemplating boarding their last year of high school in preparation for college.
A Typical Day
Boarders and day students alike share a similar schedule between the hours of 7:50 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Classes are in session until approximately 3 p.m. each day, and sports and elective programs run for two hours, from 3:45 until 5:45 p.m. Both boarding and day students share in chapel services during school hours several times each week, and each Friday all of our students and faculty come together for a family-style lunch.
Boarders can enjoy an optional hot breakfast each day before class begins, and every evening a family-style dinner is served in the Johnston Hall dining room. Faculty members and their families are assigned to a table, while students rotate each month from table to table. Boarders, faculty members and their families also gather together for Sunday worship in Hegeman Chapel and a formal Sunday afternoon dinner.
While the daily schedule varies from student to student and from weekday to weekday, the following is a sample Monday for our students:
|Breakfast (Boarders)||6:45 - 7:30 p.m.|
|A Period||7:50 - 8:35 a.m.|
|B Period||8:40 - 9:25 a.m.|
|C Period||9:30 - 10:15 a.m.|
|D Period||10:20 - 11:05 a.m.|
|Chapel||11:10 - 11:30 a.m.|
|Lunch||11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.|
|E Period||12:25 - 1:10 p.m.|
|F Period||1:15 - 2:00 p.m.|
|G Period||2:05 - 2:50 p.m.|
|Extra Help||2:50 - 3:10 p.m.|
|Sports and Electives||3:45 - 5:45 p.m.|
|Dinner (Boarders)||6:15 - 7:00 p.m.|
|Check-In for Study Hours (Boarders)||Begins at 7:45 p.m. (depending on grade)|
|Lights Out (Boarders)||Begins at 10:00 p.m. (depending on grade)|