Life as a Boarder

Life at Havergal is fun and filled with opportunities to learn. But there’s nobody better equipped to describe Boarding life than our Boarders themselves. Watch this video some of our students made to give you a glimpse of their days, nights, and weekends at Havergal.

Typical Weekday Schedule

Boarders enjoy a full schedule that allows them to make the most of their time at Havergal.

Morning

  • 7:30 am to 8:10 am: Breakfast
  • 8:10 am: Proceed to House
  • 8:20 am: Attendance
  • 8:30 am: Prayers, Grade or House Meetings
  • 9:10 am: Morning classes begin
  • 10:25 am: Break/Snack

Afternoon

  • 11:50 am: Lunch
  • 12:50 pm: Afternoon classes begin
  • 3:30 pm to 5 pm: Sports/Club activities/free-time/homework

Evening

  • 5 pm to 5:45 pm: Dinner
  • 6 pm to 8:00 pm: Study
  • 8 pm to 9:30 pm: Recreational activities/free time
  • 9:30 pm (Sunday-Thursday): All students are required to be back in Boarding.
  • 10 pm: All students must be in their own rooms for quiet time.
  • 10:30 pm: All lights out/Boarding School Office closes

Weekend Routine

Weekends gives Boarders a little more flexibility while also offering a range of optional activities. These are planned by staff and posted outside the Boarding Office. Students are also permitted to sign out for weekends with staff approval and parent/guardian permission.

Friday

  • 3:30 pm to 5 pm: Free time
  • 5 pm to 5:45 pm: Dinner
  • 6 pm to Curfew: Free time
  • 12:30 am: Boarding Office closes

Saturday

  • 9 am: Boarding Office opens
  • 10:30 am to 12 pm: Brunch
  • 12 to 5 pm: Free time/optional events
  • 5 to 5:45 pm: Dinner
  • 6 pm to Curfew: Free time
  • 12:30 am: Boarding Office closes

Sunday

  • 9 am: Boarding Office opens
  • 10:30 am to 12 pm: Brunch
  • 12 to 5 pm: Free time/optional events
  • 5 to 5:45 pm: Dinner
  • 6 to 8 pm: In-room study (all grades)
  • 8 to 9:30 pm: Recreational activities/free time
  • 9:30 pm (Sunday-Thursday): All students are required to be back in Boarding.
  • 10 pm:  All students must be in their own rooms for quiet time.
  • 10:30 pm: All lights out/Boarding Office closes

Food Service

Havergal’s Food Services provide nutritious food to nourish the body and the mind. On weekdays, students are served three nutritious meals, along with morning, afternoon and after school snacks. On weekends, they’re served brunch and dinner with a variety of choices. Our chefs provide a wide selection of food, including international and culturally diverse cuisine, organic food and seasonal produce, vegetarian options. Special dietary restrictions or allergies can also be accommodated. Plus, the Boarding Common Rooms are stocked with various snacks and have a small kitchenette.