Resident Program

Chaminade’s boarding program hosts 80 international & domestic students. Resident students join us from different countries around the world, as well as from St. Louis and the greater United States.  Our mission is to provide our resident students an opportunity to experience a traditional Catholic education in a traditional day school setting. 




Resident underclassmen live in Canning Hall, which houses 51 resident rooms, nine adult prefect rooms, four multi-shower bathrooms, three club rooms, and a laundry room.  Frische Hall, newly developed for seniors, has 15 individual rooms, three adult prefect rooms, two multi-shower bathrooms, a senior lounge, and courtyard. Each resident room is equipped with a bed, desk, dresser, and closet for each student.  The dorms are located just a short walk from Chaminade Hall where most academic classes are held.


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Chaminade’s meals are served in Café Moe, our school cafeteria.  Our food service company offers a number of different entrees, a soup/salad bar, fruit, vegetables, drinks, snacks and homemade desserts.



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The boarding program emphasizes a structured study environment including an atmosphere of quiet study.  Prefects are generally available to help students with their academic needs.  In addition, other students may be available to help tutor when appropriate.  Each student spends at least 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours daily in study.  Progress reports are issued on a regular basis.  There are levels of achievement that students are expected to attain throughout the school year.  In certain instances a resident student’s lack of progress will necessitate additional study time.




Participation in interscholastic sports by resident students is highly encouraged.  Chaminade has interscholastic competition in seventeen sports.  Resident students are expected to participate in a recreation program organized and supervised by the resident staff.  These activities include, but are not limited to, volleyball, softball, basketball, swimming, soccer, and other games.  The indoor pool, the gyms, the weight room and the practice fields are available to the resident students and are supervised by the resident staff.

Resident students are encouraged to participate in other co-curricular activities with over 50 clubs being available.  Very significant are the various student activities including dances and “rec nights.”  The fact that all these activities take place just a few steps away from the home of the resident students makes these activities readily accessible to them.  Finally, with all the home sports events and other school activities, the resident students should always have something positive to do.  The resident staff will provide transportation to a variety of school sponsored events.  If groups of five or more need a ride to some activity, the staff is more than willing to provide that ride.  There are additional resident program-specific social events throughout the year, like pro sporting events, visits to nearby museums, skiing trips, St. Louis Symphony concerts, and much more.

For questions or more information, please contact Mark Baczynski, our Director of Resident Admissions at


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