5-Day Boarding at The Winchendon School
The Best of Both Worlds.
The Winchendon School’s five-day boarding option gives your family all the advantages of a boarding school with the added flexibility of weekends at home with family. For families living within 75 miles of our Massachusetts campus, our five-day boarding students discover the opportunity to develop independence and discover dorm-life before college. Also, both students and families gain back valuable time during the week without the daily commute to and from school and after school practices. Five-day boarders are fully-integrated into campus life at The Winchendon School. For instance, students stay on campus through any academic, athletic, or social commitments on Saturday (or Sunday). In conclusion, students may leave after their commitments and should be back on campus for Sunday evening study hall, or Monday morning with school permission.
Why Should Your Family Consider Five-Day Boarding?
For example, our flexible five-day boarding program gives students the option of staying on campus until all of their academic, athletic, and social responsibilities have been met each week. However, unlike other schools, we don’t require five-day boarding students to leave campus on Friday and return on Sunday. Our flexible policy works around the student’s schedule.
5-Day Boarding: Listen To Parents
5-Day Boarding Facts and Tuition
Why The 5-Day Boarding Program Makes Financial Sense
Priced at, or below many of our competitors’ day student tuition rates, the 5-day boarding program gives students the structured independence they need to be well-prepared for college. Parents receive the peace of mind that their child(ren) is getting a great college preparatory boarding education at affordable tuition close to home.
For the 2020-21 school year, the 5-day boarding tuition is $49,500 which is priced nearly $8,000 less than our closest 5-day boarding competitor – and more than a 20% savings to other boarding options in the region. Best of all, the $49,500 tuition will remain the same for as long as the student is enrolled at Winchendon as a 5-day boarder.*
Five-Day Boarding FAQs
Five-Day Boarding FAQs
Find out more. Firstly, read our FAQs about five-day boarding at The Winchendon School. Secondly, listen to parents of five-day boarders talk about their family’s experience and why boarding may be the right choice for your family.
Five-day boarding is intended for families living within 75 miles of The Winchendon School’s main campus in Winchendon, MA. The five-day boarding program is not available for international students.
We’re happy to accommodate requests to move from five-day boarding to seven-day boarding. Additional fees will be incurred.
Five-day boarders and seven-day boarders follow the same schedules and have the same responsibilities.
Yes, five-day boarders may stay on campus any weekend that school is in session. It should also be noted that throughout the year, the School does have several closed weekends when all students, including day students and five-day boarding students are expected on campus. In addition, there may occasionally be times your student stays on campus to participate in school-organized activities including: sports, performing arts, Service Learning or ColLABs with weekend requirements, proctorship or leadership roles, Robotics, Model UN, and standardized test weekends.