There are many traditions that go back decades at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, but none are more storied than the boarding program. After all, when FSHA opened on September 1, 1931, all 200 of its students lived in the same hallways where boarders sleep and study today. In the beginning, many of these students hailed from Southern California, but over the years, the reach of FSHA grew broader and broader. Today, most boarding students travel to the Hill from countries other than the United States.
"Everyone’s so close [in the boarding hall]. Anything you need, you can ask anyone you find in the hall."
Each of these young women brings with her a background and culture much different than those of FSHA’s day students. But exactly how different? We sat down with four boarding Tologs to learn more about how they view the school and their experience here, and discovered that moving away from home and halfway around the world as teenagers has transformed them into mature, wise young women.