Every weekend, resident students participate in a number of on- and off-campus athletics, extracurricular, academic, cultural or recreational activities. Opportunities are available for resident students to explore Cleveland, go shopping or out to a restaurant with Gilmour transportation provided. On Sunday nights, all gather for a prayer service, reflection and team building, regardless of faith background.
A nurse is present in the residence hall from 8 – 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, on duty during the school day, and on-call during evenings and weekends. When a resident student is ill the morning of a school day, he/she will see the nurse, who will determine if the student should stay back in the residence hall and miss school. If a doctor’s appointment is needed, the nurse and house mother will make arrangements with a local primary care physician in consultation with the parents. Emergency situations are handled by Hillcrest Hospital, located just a short distance from the school.
All meals for the resident students are served in the Upper School Commons. Meal choices are offered at several stations and feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients (depending upon availability). Each day features an elaborate salad bar, two entrées, a Fusion station entrée, a sandwich bar and two homemade soups.
Breakfast is served Mondays from 8:15-9:15 a.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Dinner is served Monday-Friday from 6-7 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, a brunch is offered from noon – 1 p.m. and dinners are offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Resident students who are unable to attend a meal because of athletics, rehearsals and other events may request boxed meals to be picked up in the Commons after the scheduled meal time is over.
Additionally, students are provided a kitchenette in the dorm with snacks, beverages and small cooking appliances to prepare food.
The residence hall provides washers and dryers (no coins needed), in addition to irons and ironing boards. Every resident student is given a locker in the laundry room. Additionally, for a fee, a dry cleaning and laundry service is available that picks up and returns clothes on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Most students open their own bank account but parents can also set up a student bank account in the Gilmour Business Office. This allows students to withdraw a weekly allowance and have access to money for special needs.
There are seven live-in proctors and assistant dean of residential life/house parent. The dean of residential life lives in adjacent private residence, to support the nearly 70 students living in the dorm from seven countries and 14 states in the U.S.
We hold nightly Study Hall (Monday through Thursday) from 7:30-9 p.m. so that the entire residential community can focus exclusively on academic pursuits.
Security is maintained through the use of security cameras, an alarm system and an electronic check-in/out keypad.
The culture of the residence hall allows students to develop their independence while feeling supported, ensuring a seamless transition to college.
Our Director of Student Development works in tandem with the Dean of Residential Life to identify and offer services for any students who need them. The school has three full-time counselors who are available to meet with students by appointment as well as to consult with parents about any issues that arise.