A Day In The Life

SCA's boarding program offers a structured day full of planned activities. This busy schedule helps students develop time-management skills, organization, and responsibility. By managing a busy schedule now, your son will be prepared for the demands of high school and college.

The boarding routine also includes plenty of time for recreation and fun so cadets can build lasting memories and strong friendships.

A Typical Day

*This is just a sample. The typical day will vary based on campus events and resident care provider.


Time Activity
6:20 - 7:00 Wake-up, make beds, dorm chores, get dressed
7:00 - 7:50 Breakfast
7:50 - 8:00 Morning prayer and flag salute
8:00 - 10:15 Classes
10:15 - 10:30 Recess and healthy snack (provided)
10:30 - 12:05 Classes
12:05 - 1:00 Lunch and recess
1:00 - 2:50 Classes
3:00 - 3:30 Military Time
3:30 - 4:00 Canteen, personal time
4:00 - 5:00 Recreation/athletics or study hall
5:00 - 6:00 Dinner
6:00 - 7:45 Mandatory study hall
7:45 - 8:00 Showers
8:00 - 9:20 Return to dorm: time for games, television, extra homework
9:20 Lights out


Time Activity
7:45 - 8:30 Wake-up, make beds, get dressed
8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast
9:15 - 10:30
(Sundays only)
9:15 (Saturday) / 10:45 (Sunday) - 7:15 Organized outings and on-campus activities, including lunch and dinner
7:15 - 7:30 Showers
7:30 - 9:45 Return to dorm: time for movies, games. Students will have about 1 hour to use cell phones during this time.
9:45 Lights out


St. Catherine's Academy has a complete kitchen staff, which serves three full meals per day. Our Nutrition Committee meets as-needed to ensure that healthy meals are provided. We do our best to offer accommodations for students with dietary restrictions, such as allergies. Check with out admissions team to see if your sons restrictions can be accommodated.


A primary goal of SCA's boarding program is to instill responsibility and maturity. Students are responsible for basic chores and personal care in the dorm. Each cadet is responsible for making his bed each morning as well as simple chores like dusting, sweeping, and folding laundry. Cadet officers gain leadership experience by managing these chores under the supervision of the resident care provider. Each student is also responsible for keeping his personal space tidy and preparing his uniform each day.

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