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Resident Life

  • A two-week orientation prior to the start of school, including intensive ESL training and an all-inclusive evening and weekend program of fun social and cultural activities
  • A laptop that includes educational software the boys will need for class
  • Access to an onsite repair center for any technology issues that arise, free of charge
  • Health insurance that covers 100% of medical costs that may arise while your son is studying at Chaminade
  • All textbooks and course fees
  • Parents' Club membership
  • School newspapers, literary magazine and yearbook
  • On and off campus retreat and field trip costs
  • Class trip cost
  • House shirt and competition fees
  • Uniform, travel and competition fees for all Chaminade athletic teams (excluding hockey and lacrosse)
  • Access to a full-time, certified athletic trainer for minor injuries or rehabilitation
  • Athletic pass for free entry to all on-campus athletic contests
  • Free participation in any of the 40+ Chaminade clubs and activities
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation costs to any and all off-campus activities
  • Chaminade's English as a Second Language (ESL) program, including the standard ESL curriculum as well as ESL Theology, ESL Social Studies and ESL Composition
  • Full daily use of the Academic Resource Center which is staffed by two full time education consultants and various members of the teaching staff
  • Access to more than twenty on-site free tutoring resources
  • A personal and academic counselor
  • A college counselor
  • On-site virtual care medical clinic
  • 24 hour on-call nurse
  • Tickets to non-Chaminade sponsored events held in our state of the art Fine Arts Center
  • Family access to CSPN, Chaminade's online broadcast streaming network
  • "Birthday moms" who provide gifts, birthday cake and/or dinner to celebrate birthdays
  • Homestays on Thanksgiving and Easter
  • A complete weekend activity program

School Day Schedule for Resident Students

6:50 – 7:35AM Breakfast is served
8:00AM-2:50PM Classes are in session
2:50 - 4:30PM Activities and sports practice
4:30 - 5:30PM Study time in dorm rooms
5:30 - 6:00PM Dinner is served
6:15 – 7:15PM Organized recreation
7:30 - 9:00PM Study hall in dorm rooms/Library
9:00 - 10:00PM Free time in dorm room
10:00PM Bedtime for grades 6-10
11:00PM Bedtime for grades 11-12

After-school Activities:

Participation in interscholastic sports by resident students is highly encouraged. Chaminade has interscholastic competition in 18 sports including soccer, football, basketball, baseball and swimming. The indoor pool, gyms, the weight room and the practice fields are available to the resident students and are supervised by the resident staff. In addition, the resident students are encouraged to participate in other co-curricular activities with over 40 clubs available. Transportation to all athletic contests and club events is provided by the resident staff.

Weekend Schedule:

Our resident students have the opportunity to participate in several different types of activities on the weekends. Friday nights are typically reserved for normal, U.S. high school events such as football games, mixers, basketball games and dances. Saturdays are spent off campus at cultural events around the St. Louis area while on Sunday mornings we offer the boys the chance to do service work in the community. A sample of the weekend activities is shown below.

Fall Semester

  • Six Flags Amusement Park
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking and Camping
  • A visit to area Haunted Houses
  • Ice skating in Forest Park
  • Escape Room
  • Race car driving

Spring Semester

  • Snow Skiing
  • St. Louis Cardinals Baseball game
  • Paintball
  • Laser tag
  • Bowling Trampoline Park
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens
  • St. Louis Symphony
  • Movies and Concerts