Residential Life

Home. You can’t beat it. It’s the place where we feel safest, thoroughly provided for, and inextricably connected to our fellow family members. While our residential program would never claim to replace Home-Sweet-Home, The Hilltop does provide something pretty precious to our residential students: A Second Family.
Our Student Proctors are always there to show you the ropes of living on campus.
Our Live-In Dorm Parents are always available, supervising nightly study hall, heading out with students for events or weekend excursions, and overseeing our very special Thursday Evenings – where you’ll do everything from sit down for a “dorm family” meal to play great games with other dorm families, to participate in spirited programs like our monthly Dorm Cup Challenge events.
Overseeing it all are our Dorm Heads, who plan our residential programs, supervise our dorm parents and proctors, and run faculty professional development programs to keep our staff at the top of their game.
It’s a well-crafted, expertly staffed program that makes you feel just as you should: At Home.

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  • 7-Day Boarding Option

    Immerse yourself! 7-day boarders build bonds with their fellow students that will never be broken. You’ll live with fellow students from Cambridge to Kazakhstan in a truly global community. Your nightly study hall – always supervised by a faculty member – will give you a leg-up on your studies, and your weekend activities will teach you even more about the world around you. From studies to athletics to arts, clubs, and hanging out with friends – by the time you reach college, time management will be something you’ve already mastered.
  • 5-Day Boarding Option

    Get the best of both worlds! You want all of the extra benefits of boarding life – the access to faculty tutoring, the time to chill with your friends, the time to immerse yourself in your studies – but you don’t live too far away. As a 5-day boarder, your official“Hilltop Week”begins on Sunday evening and ends on Friday afternoon at the conclusion of your extracurricular activities. This flexible boarding option gives you the chance to discover dorm-life first-hand, enrich your experience, and gain independence. Imagine the time you’ll get back during the week without commuting to school. If you want to stay for a game on the weekend, it’s absolutely OK!
  • Residence Halls

    Worcester Academy has four residence halls that surround the campus quad. Davol Hall is home to freshman and sophomore boys, while younger girls live in Stoddard Hall. Junior, senior, and postgraduate girls typically live in Heydon Hall and upper class and postgraduate boys live in Dexter Hall. Students generally live two to a room and share common area facilities, including washrooms, a TV lounge, kitchen, and laundry facilities, with the rest of their dorm mates.