Your neighbor is the girl next door—she only happens to be from halfway around the world. Our students come from all corners of the globe, and about three-quarters live at the School. Most reside in the Main Building (freshwomen live on the same hall); and though juniors and seniors can live in our junior and senior dorms, a number also live in the Main Building, where they are Proctors for girls on their floor.
Proctors play an important role in dorm life, conducting nightly check-ins, reminding girls of rules, and being trusted advisors. That difficulty you’re having in Spanish class? Your Proctor remembers freshwoman year and can assist. Not feeling well? She’ll let the nurse know. New to the School? She’ll introduce you to her friends. Each hall also has a resident faculty member who oversees dorm life, serving as mentor, counselor, and hall parent to girls on the floor. Together with other adults who are always around, they make the dorm a home-away-from-home for boarding students.
Ask our girls what they love about living here, and they’ll tell you it’s the independence and responsibility that comes with being away from home and knowing that they are becoming experts at solving their own problems and making decisions. Adjusting to life at college in a few years? With this experience—it’s no big deal. They’ll also say they love the diversity at MHS, a “mini universe” right outside the door. And, they’ll say they love getting up 30 minutes (okay, 25) before class and still having time for breakfast before the bell rings.