At the end of the academic day, students participate in our popular Electives program. Students choose from a wide range of activities offered on campus and off campus including fine and performing arts classes, club sports, technology classes, community service programs, and internships. Students are welcome to suggest a particular activity they would like to participate in if we don’t currently offer it, and we will do our best to make it available. Click here for a list of electives. These rotating classes are offered Monday through Thursday.
Community service is an important part of our Middlebridge identity. Service learning activities allow students to work as a group, creating bonds among students and connecting students to our off campus community. Students accrue community service credits for their participation, with a minimum number required.
Residential Staff and Evening Curriculum
Unlike many other boarding schools, Middlebridge has a dedicated residential staff separate from our academic staff. Our academic staff teaches students during the day and lives off campus. Our residential staff begins work in the afternoon at the end of the academic day, and ends in the morning as the academic day begins.
Evenings begin with a rotating schedule of diverse activities. One night students might participate in community service activities, and another night might include club meetings or doing laundry. Many nights there is residential curriculum, designed to foster the development of independent living skills, when staff facilitates discussions on wide-ranging topics such as how to manage stress, dating etiquette, and appropriate us of social networking. The residential staff and curriculum reinforce many of the lessons learned in Social Pragmatics class, and living in a warm, supportive community provides students the opportunity to live what they learn.
Middlebridge is a second home for our students while they’re here, and it’s a priority for us to create a haven where our students feel safe and cherished. We want our dorms to feel like family. During weekly (if not more frequent) individual meetings with students, residential staff checks in with students to set goals and provide guidance about areas of personal concern.
The hour before dorm curfew, after a highly structured day, students can spend time how they choose—by going to the student lounge, working out at the gym, using the computer lab, or just relaxing in their dorm.
Residence and Dining Halls
There are two boys’ dorms and two girls’ dorms on campus, with residential staff on each floor. The dorms are college style with a mix of large single and double rooms. Between the boys’ and girls’ dorms is the student lounge, a comfortable place for students to relax with their classmates.
Middlebridge employs chefs who prepare hot and cold options at every meal, and offer a salad bar at lunch and dinner. There is always something in the kitchen for students who prefer something else. We pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our fresh, local meals.
Middlebridge is privileged to enjoy a campus set on 22 picturesque acres in the heart of Narragansett, RI, across from the Atlantic Ocean. Our campus is anchored by Hazard Castle, a Gothic Revival landmark built between 1846 and 1889 and accented by an imposing tower. View in Google Maps
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