Chaminade opened as a boarding school back in 1910 and that boarding tradition continues today with students from all over the United States and the world. The resident program offers a unique way for the faculty and staff to further implement the mission of Chaminade College Preparatory School globally and, conversely, allows for rich cultural diversity within our own classrooms.
The resident program seeks to create a family atmosphere, which is integral to the Marianist philosophy. The weekly schedule is highly structured so that the boys learn executive functioning skills for later in life but evenings and weekends allow time for building community and long-lasting friendships. The resident staff work hard to nurture the boys emotionally, socially, spiritually and academically. Knowing that boys in their care sometimes make poor decisions, discipline is administered based upon Father Chaminade’s belief in “a prudent tendency towards leniency.”