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Boarding School

Académie Ste-Cécile International School welcomes boarding students from all over the world.


The Académie Ste-Cécile International School campus has two major dormitories, one each for girls and boys, which are securely located on separate floors of our main building. The rooms are designed for single occupancy and provide access to shared bathrooms and showers. Each dorm room is furnished with a wash basin, a single bed, a dresser, a desk, shelving, a locker and closet space.

Académie Ste-Cécile International School boarders have access to our dining hall, where they can enjoy a balanced diet prepared on-campus in our five-star kitchen. Laundry and housekeeping services are provided on a weekly basis.

Under the direction of the Principal of the Boarding School and our staff of Supervisors, students learn to live and work together productively in a comfortable atmosphere. Our boarding students’ “home away from home” is organized, clean, cozy and safe. Life in the ASCIS community is in constant motion, alive with activity. Boarding students may be found working on their laptops, reading an assignment for the next day’s class or simply singing or playing the guitar with a friend.

In this structured environment, after daily study hall, our boarders may engage in activities in the gymnasium, games room,  or tennis and basketball courts.  There are also comfortable indoor and outdoor areas for relaxation.

As another component of residential life, ASCIS students have diverse opportunities for travel, sightseeing and participating in local cultural activities, such as plays, musicals and the arts. ASCIS boarders can also participate in several seasonal events unique to the Windsor-Essex region.

A Day in the Life of an ASCIS Boarder

A typical day for a boarder begins at 7:00 a.m. with a rousing version of the William Tell
Overture. After dressing, our boarders head down to the dining hall for a nutritious
breakfast.

Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends for the day at 3:30 p.m. The boarding school has two
allotted study hall times that the boarding students can choose between, each student must
attend one. From 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. the first supervised study hall occurs, boarders use
this time to work on homework and any class assignments they have.Those who choose to
go to the later study hall may use this time to go for a bike ride, either with their own bikes
or bikes supplied by the school. The boarders might also enjoy playing a few games of pool,
ping pong or air hockey in our games room. Of course, this is also the time at which school
teams practice; many boarders play an integral part in campus sporting life at Académie
Ste-Cécile.

The hours after school also provide time for our boarders to go out for a walk and discover
various landmarks of our tranquil South Windsor neighbourhood. Popular destinations
include restaurants, the gym, and Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall, which are all within walking
distance. Devonshire Mall is also popular, and a weekly school bus transports students to
and from the mall on Saturdays. Every Wednesday there is a school bus that transports
boarders to Walmart, and every Friday there is a bus that takes them to Multifood
Supermarket. Transport is also provided on those occasions when boarders need to go
farther afield – perhaps for private music lessons or a doctor’s appointment.

At 5:30 p.m., Dining Hall begins. At this time, all announcements concerning boarding life
are made. The food at dinner is fantastic, and there is always enough for a second helping.

At 7:00 p.m. the second supervised study hall begins for those who did not attend the first
study hall. A boarding staff member is present to assist the boarders with any
homework-related concerns. Study hall ends at 8:30 p.m., at which time the boarders,
having worked up an appetite, are usually ready for a snack in the dining hall. From 8:30
p.m. to 9:45 p.m. a supervisor is able to open the gym for anyone who would like to play
some basketball, badminton, or any other physical activity. At this time, the boarders are
also free to use the games room, go for a walk or even just socialize with each other until
10:15 p.m., when it is time to retire to their dorm floors.

As the day winds down, the boarders can relax and visit with their floormates. When the
clock strikes 11 p.m., they retire to their bedrooms and dream about the next day ahead.

Coco

"Being a member of Académie Ste-Cécile’s boarding school student body has given me so many incredible opportunities. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and grow an immense amount from the diverse student body, especially in the boarding school. Additionally, the rigorous academics have helped me develop lifelong skills, along with teachers and staff that have supported and encouraged me to grow as a student throughout my time at this school."

Elise

"Being part of ASCIS's boarding community offers me a dynamic and comfortable learning environment. As a boarding student here, I have different unique opportunities to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds around the world. I have also engaged in numerous social events, like hotpot nights and movie nights, which create a warming atmosphere within the boarding school."

Lily

"Being a member of Académie Ste-Cécile’s boarding school student body has given me so many incredible opportunities. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and grow an immense amount from the diverse student body, especially in the boarding school. Additionally, the rigorous academics have helped me develop lifelong skills, along with teachers and staff that have supported and encouraged me to grow as a student throughout my time at this school."

Frequently Asked Questions

“What are the basic goals of ASCIS boarding school?”

-Provide opportunities for students to learn in an advanced academic environment
-Offer opportunities for students to be exposed to different cultures and values
-Foster good communication and relationships between students, staff and parents
-Create a “home away from home”

"Are students at ASCIS only local?"

Students come from many countries including China, Mexico, Colombia, USA, Ukraine, Australia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, The Bahamas, Hungary, France, The Netherlands, and more.  Many of these students reside on campus in our dormitories.

“Does the ASCIS boarding school have activities?”

Our boarding students take part in many activities with our day students.  In addition to all school wide activities, boarding students have other outings, special dinners, trips, etc. during their stay at ASCIS.  There are multiple bus trips for boarding students each week to various locations in Windsor, in addition to planned outings such as sports games, etc.

“Do boarding students have access to on campus facilities?”

Yes, athletics facilities as well as our game room are open daily for students residing on or off campus. Students enjoy our The game room (TVs, ping pong tables, pool tables and foosball tables), Student Lounge, and Athletic Facilities including Gymnasium, work out room, outdoor Track and Hockey Shooting range. 

“What is included in the dorm rooms?”

Dorm rooms are fully equipped with linen items and furniture (bed, desk, sink, etc.).  There are options for both double and single rooms with single gender floors.

“What should I bring?”

Students should pack basic clothing for 4 seasons.  Laundry is done once per week, so students should have enough clothing for the week. Students are welcome to bring specific bedding/decorations/extra pillows, etc. if they wish. 

“Can I cook in my room?”

For safety reasons no cooking devices are allowed in the dorm rooms.  This includes hot plates, kettles, etc.  Food lockers are available in the cafeteria and students storing food in their rooms must do so in a sealed container.  Students may use cooking areas in the dining hall with adult supervision.

Boarding Life at ASCIS

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