Boarding Student Life

Canning Hall is our home for our boarding students who hail from the United States and many different countries.  Prospective boarding students, both U.S. and international, may apply for August, 2017 entry.

Canning Hall is named for Father James Canning, S.M. Fr. Canning was a dedicated and compassionate chaplain at Chaminade. Canning Hall has 51 rooms, two guest rooms, three club rooms, a game room and is presided over by ten prefects and the Resident Director.

For general information, forms, pictures of boarding students involved in a variety of activities, or if you would like to be part of this dynamic and diverse community, please click on the tabs on the left-hand side of this page.

Boarding School Curriculum

The boarding school curriculum begins in August with the Esto Vir International Program, an orientation program designed especially for new boarding students to Chaminade. We also have our annual "Welcome to St.Louis Dinner" once all of the students arrive on campus. September brings the Faculty vs. Boarding Student Soccer Tournament and the University of Missouri vs. the University of Illinois college football game. In October, students enjoy mass and breakfast at the St. Louis Cathedral Basillica. Later in the month the dormers compete at extreme bowling. Novembers activities include paintball, the circus and a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner provided by the Mothers' Club. As the first semester comes to a close, students participate in the Our Lady of Guadalupe mass and dinner.

The second semester begins in January with the first hiking club expedition. February is filled with activities such as snow skiing, an evening at the St. Louis Blues professional ice hockey game, a celebration dinner for the Chinese New Year and the residence hall basketball tournament. March is dedicated to cultural activities including a tour of the art museum and a night at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. One of the final activities of the semester is the annual trip to see the St. Louis Cardinals play professional baseball.