The boarding programme at Dwight International School is focused on providing students with a supportive atmosphere to allow them to achieve success in all areas. With a strong emphasis on community, the boarding program is filled with activities and opportunities for residents to: build relationships, excel in their academics, and develop their leadership skills.
Students living on campus have the advantage of being immersed in an environment that provides enough structure for a productive routine, and enough freedom to allow independence to be expressed.
We offer two options for boarding: Full 7 day boarding option and 5 day (M-F) option for local students.
This program is designed for students who live away from campus and do not (or cannot) commute. Students come to campus Sunday evening or Monday morning and stay until Friday afternoon.
The boarding option allows students to focus on their studies by avoiding unnecessary commuting and having access to the supervised study hall and evening tutorials. Students also benefit by participating in weekday activities on campus.
On Friday afternoon, Weekday boarders are driven to the Nanaimo ferry to return to the mainland. Then on Sunday evening they are picked up from the ferry terminal for their return.
Full time boarding allows students to participate in the dynamic boarding programme that Dwight International School offers. The weekends at Dwight are never dull, with full day excursions taking place every Saturday, providing an opportunity for students to learn outside the classroom. From ice skating and golfing, to historical museums, the objective is to provide fun, safe experiences that build knowledge and character. With several dorm parents on site, full-time boarders have access to assistance with assignments and homework every day of the week.