I am not afraid to be myself and speak my mind because the students genuinely want to listen to each other and understand one another's point of view.
Everything we do, including the following initiatives, events and celebrations, is meant to contribute to the development of a strong residential life community.
Dorm Families: Each girl is placed into a dorm family when she arrives on campus that she will journey with during her four years at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Each dorm family has members from different grades with differing interests. When seniors from each dorm family graduate, incoming students fill their open spots. We plan a number of activities that provide dorm families the opportunity to bond and spend time together, including community dinner nights, monthly prayer services and intentional programs.
Community Dinner Nights: Every week, we have one dinner that is served family style, and the girls sit in their dorm families. We provide questions for discussion that are centered on a given topic and encourage intentional discussion. Our residential faculty also sit at tables with the girls for these dinners and participate in the lively discussions. Boarding Council members lead these discussions with help from residential life faculty, if needed.
Small Group Outings: With smaller group sizes, these outings are intended to help students get to know one another on a deeper level and expose the girls to new experiences.
Large Group Outings: We’ve continued the large monthly outings in the residence hall that allow the girls to leave campus, explore the local community and have fun.
Birthday Dinners: Birthday dinners celebrate each of the girls’ birthdays in the hall. Each birthday dinner has a specific theme and some kind of surprise or activity in addition to the dinner celebration.
#TBT Movie Nights and Other Community Events: We have weekly throw back Thursday movie nights and informal programs that help foster community in the halls, including pool time, baking and cooking, crafting afternoons and lawn games.
Service:Our boarding students will have numerous opportunities on the weekends to volunteer at local community agencies such as Salvation Army and Ronald Mc Donald House. Students can fulfill their service hours easily on the weekends at a wide variety of community agencies.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
440 St. Katherine Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 626-685-8300
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity, and truth.
Flintridge Sacred Heart admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and athletic and other school-administered programs.