Students who accept the boarding school challenge during the high school years make the transition to collegiate life with remarkable ease. Making new friends, managing your own time, keeping your room organized — in each of these areas associated with the college and university experience, you get a head start in John Bapst’s boarding program.
In addition to our main school building, the school campus includes three houses located in Bangor’s Broadway Historic District that have been updated to accommodate the boarding program. Each house has a distinctive character, reflecting the historical architecture of the Bangor area while affording the comfort of modern amenities. All are within a short walk to the main school building. The residence halls, along with the main building itself and the adjacent dining facility, form the heart of residential life for boarding students.
Living with students are John Bapst faculty and staff. Houseparents know the school’s academic program and offer students an open-door policy for help with homework or just for the chance to have a conversation about how it’s going at school.
On weekends in the Greater Bangor area there’s always plenty to do with your friends, from shopping and restaurants to movies and concerts, including many opportunities within walking distance of campus.
The John Bapst Homestay Program is designed for international students who would like the experience of living with a John Bapst family — in most cases, a faculty member or parents of a local student. The Homestay Program is another great way to speed up language acquisition.