Five-Day Boarding at APH

Students in Penguin Hall’s five-day boarding program enjoy the opportunity to live independently with fellow students from diverse backgrounds while still enjoying the comfort of spending weekends at home with families. Boarding students leave school Friday afternoon and return either Sunday night or Monday morning.

Our five-day boarding students get to develop independence and experience dorm life before college. Also, both students and families gain back valuable time during the week without the daily commute to and from APH and after-school practices. Five-day boarding also provides the opportunity for students from a further distance to experience all Penguin Hall has to offer without the stress of daily transportation.

The boarding program provides a structured environment for students while instilling personal responsibility. Each evening there are staff-supervised study hours and a nightly curfew. During free time, boarders have access to many campus facilities. Each day, they enjoy breakfasts and lunches, and then a family-style dinner run by members of the boarding faculty. Planned group activities allow students to bond with their boarding peers.

Boarding at APH also helps students enjoy more fully the extracurricular life of the school. Perhaps most significant, it challenges student residents to grow and thrive as productive, positive members of a special family within the Penguin Hall community.

The additional tuition for boarding students is $9850. We encourage those who are seriously considering this new opportunity to contact us as soon as possible.


  • 5 Breakfasts 
  • 5 Lunches 
  • 4 Dinners 

Single Room & Shared Bathroom 

Common space Lounge with TV, Kitchenette, Microwave & Refrigerator 

  • Twin Bed with Underbed Storage 
  • Desk 
  • Desk Chair 
  • Closet 

Room/Storage Supplies 

  • Small trash can 
  • Storage Bins 
  • Fan 
  • Non-damaging Command strips to hang photos/posters/décor Mirror 
  • Clock 
  • Hangers


  • Sheets & Pillowcases (two sets) 
  • Pillows 
  • Mattress pad/egg crate (Twin) 
  • Comforter/bedspread/blankets (Twin) 
  • Towels 
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Desk lamp/softer lights
  • Printer

School Supplies 

  • All items outlined in student school requirements 
  • Printer 
  • Surge Protector Power Strip 


  • Personal choice of toiletries & products 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Tissues 
  • Shower Flip Flops 
  • Shower Caddy 


  • Flashlight 
  • Batteries 
  • Paper Towels 
  • Trash Bags 
  • All Purpose Cleaner 
  • Laundry detergent
  • Personal Snacks

Departure is by 5pm on Friday, returning Sunday between 5pm – 10pm or Monday morning  


Students may keep a car on campus with strict guidelines. 

Yes, there is a Common Lounge with a TV, Kitchenette, Microwave & Refrigerator as well as a Fitness Center. Wifi is also included.


No, food is not allowed in individual rooms. Students may keep snacks and drinks in the Kitchenette  located in the Student Lounge. 

Students are expected to keep their rooms reasonably tidy and clean. A vacuum will be available for  use and should be utilized prior to leaving for the weekend. Bathrooms and Student Lounge will be regularly cleaned, however we expect students to respect their surroundings and fellow students by cleaning up after themselves in these common areas.

Visitors are allowed from 5:15-9:15 pm only and must be APH students or immediate family members.