All students and interns live in St. Paul's School single-sex houses (dormitories) with approximately 25 students in each. Students are usually housed with their classmates to facilitate evening group study. Meals are served in the School dining hall where a variety of choices are offered, including vegetarian options. Barbeque picnics are served outside for special events like the annual square dance. The program makes use of virtually every facility at the School, from the crew docks on Turkey Pond to multimedia classrooms in the Schoolhouse.
Chapel Services
The tradition of attending Chapel services at St. Paul's School dates from its 1856 founding. Four mornings a week, all students, interns, and faculty gather to hear presentations from members of the ASP community or from guests. Music, poetry, reflections on current events, or personal narratives are only some of the forms Chapel might take. This is a time for quiet reflection, and a time to join in song and prayer.

Although St. Paul's School is affiliated with the Episcopal Church, the Chapel program is ecumenical and inclusive in expression and practice. A chaplain is appointed to the Advanced Studies Program not only to program events in the Chapel but also to organize transportation to religious services in the area.

Recreational Activities
Each student will be expected to participate in the recreational program four afternoons a week. Traditional team sports as well as other non-competitive activities are available. An athletic director will oversee the recreation program. In the past, the program has offered badminton, basketball, crew, dance, fencing, field hockey, personal fitness, rock wall climbing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, weightlifting, yoga, and Zumba. The recreational program is split into two sessions giving students the chance to switch sports halfway through the program.

In addition, a strength and conditioning coach is on staff to teach proper fitness techniques and to provide individualized training programs for interested students.

Daily Schedule

6:45 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Chapel
(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
8:30 a.m.   Classes (except Sunday)
9:50 a.m.   Fruit Break
1:00 p.m.   Lunch
3:00 p.m.   Recreation Program
5:30 p.m.   Supper
7:30 p.m.   Quiet Study (except Saturday)
10:00 p.m.   Dorm Check-in (except Saturday)
10:45 p.m.   In Rooms (except Saturday)
11:30 p.m.   Lights Out (except Saturday)

Students Talk About Their Experience

“Thank you for the incredible opportunity this summer. The Biomedical Ethics class completely opened my mind to how our world and nation handles all kinds of ethical issues. I made lifelong friends in my dorm and in class whom I am excited to stay connected with throughout my life. This was most definitely my favorite experience of my high school career.”
          – Bella, Plymouth Regional High School

“This program has had a huge influence on my life. I am not the same person that I was walking onto campus this past June. I am much more confident, have better critical reading and thinking skills, and have made friendships that will last more than a lifetime.”
– Emily, Sunapee High School