by Anna Claire Korenman '21
We are a boarding school, but day students don't miss a beat!
Coming into Miss Hall’s freshman year as a day student, I was worried that I would miss out on important memories that my boarder friends would be making. Since I go home at the end of every day, I had the fear of missing out on certain experiences. I quickly came to find out that this was not the case. For the first few weeks, I would go home directly after classes, and in the morning, arrive at school right before my first class.
But after a few months, I started coming early to eat breakfast with my friends before class, staying after classes, eating dinner in the dining hall, and going to study hall at night. Day students are able to stay at school until 10:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 11:00 p.m. on weekends. In addition, they are able to sleep over on weekends, either in the day student suites or in a boarder’s room, or stay over on weekdays if needed. Being on campus so much has allowed me to get a feel for the life that boarding students live on campus. I am here almost every weekend for events, on and off campus, and sometimes I just come to hang out with my friends. I spend more time at school now than I would have ever thought I would before I arrived at Miss Hall’s. When people see me on campus at night, or on the weekend, they often ask why I am at school and not at home. My answer to that question is simple. Being on campus is about more than just classes and academics; it’s about the community. Being a part of the community is such a special feeling, and I love spending time here, creating more memories with my friends and making new connections with other members of the community. My parents used to complain that I wasn’t taking advantage of opportunities at school such as study hall, but now they complain that I’m never home! Miss Hall’s does an incredible job of making sure that day students have the same opportunities as boarders, and I have found that taking advantage of them has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. >>More about Day Students