Dorm Life

Situated in historic buildings where Shakers once lived and worked, Darrow’s student residences offer a cozy, home-like setting. 

The dorms (Hinckley, Brethren’s, Neale, Meacham, and Ann Lee) are your home away from home, where students can relax and retreat while also gaining the benefits of boarding school: cooperative problem solving, respect for other people’s space and possessions, independence, personal responsibility, and of course – learning to live with a roommate or two.

Shared space

Most student rooms are doubles or triples. Seniors and RAs (resident assistants) may have a single room. In addition, everyone has a dorm job to help maintain common spaces and to encourage dorm spirit. Boarding students enjoy the support and guidance of trained student leaders (RA), who help with the smooth running of the dorms.

Dorm parents

Four dorm “parents” (who are also faculty members) are assigned to each dorm, one of which is on duty each night to oversee fun activities, proctor study hall hours (from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm), supervise lights-out and act as in-dorm parents for the students. 

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