The Chamberlain International School seeks to create a home like environment in each of its nine dormitories. The Student Life staff work collaboratively with the other departments to ensure the individual needs of each student are being addressed. While each of the dorms has a unique design, they all follow a similar structure. The atmosphere is designed to be relaxed and calming, so that students may focus on their individualized goals, from the intricacies of effective communication and social skills, to building basic daily living skills. In addition, Student Life offers students an opportunity to experience a healthy, fun and productive lifestyle with the guidance and support of our experienced and well-trained staff.
As part of our goal to build skills to guide students into adulthood, Chamberlain students learn the value of good nutrition and are taught how to budget for and prepare healthy meals. Students are encouraged to participate in a physically active schedule, through unparalleled access to activities that challenge body, heart and mind. Students have daily access to the community, enabling them to develop the necessary social skills they will need to navigate the modern world.
Throughout all these experiences our student life staff are there, developing strong relationships within a therapeutically structured environment, offering feedback and guidance, so that our students can become healthy and productive young adults.
On- and off-campus student life activities include:
"When I first came to Chamberlain I did not want to be in a Therapeutic Boarding School. I thought if I just had one more chance at home I would be fine. It took me awhile to adjust to the routine and the expectations. I have learned so much about myself and come so far in only one year that it is hard to believe. Everyone here has been so helpful to me. They have showed me how much they care about me and how much they want me to be able to do.” – Chamberlain Student
Chamberlain International School offers many opportunities for students and staff to learn first hand about other cultures. We do that through educational trips to Europe and Bermuda, student and staff exchanges to the Hilltop School in Denmark, and through the faculty who work with our students from many varying countries.
For any high school student, international travel with a school group teaches much about the regions visited and about the history, politics, language, ecosystems, animal life, and art of the area. But it also teaches invaluable lessons about the realities of travel—including how to communicate under pressure without a shared language, and how to negotiate airports and international borders. Chamberlain students who qualify have the opportunity to travel to: