Home & Family
LAS takes great care in cultivating a stable, caring, and supportive family-like environment. At the heart of each of our dormitories is the philosophy that the more comfortable a student feels in their living environment, the more likely they will be to reach their full potential.
For this reason, dormitories are fully-equipped with home-like amenities including a kitchen, common area, and fully furnished rooms where students can live and study comfortably. Additionally, each LAS dorm is home to several live-in faculty members called "dorm parents"- these staff members are available throughout the school year to ensure your child has access to consistent guidance, care, and support in case of an emergency.
Students will also experience the LAS lifestyle alongside a roommate. Living with a roommate is a particularly valuable experience as it teaches students about new cultures, how to live respectfully and harmoniously with someone else, and most importantly it offers the potential of a lifelong friendship.
To further encourage a nurturing community, each student is placed in a Faculty Family. Faculty Family is an important social group that has played an essential role at LAS for many years. All student are assigned to a family consisting of a faculty parents as well as fellow students of all ages and nationalities. The Faculty Family is designed to serve two primary functions - firstly, families help students navigate the world of LAS. This includes informal counseling, ensuring students are aware of important events, and helping them adjust to LAS's expectations for student conduct and responsibilities.
Secondly Faculty Families are an excellent group for students to make new friends and be social, involving students in activities they ordinarily might not do. Faculty Families also gather together for a Family Weekend at the beginning of the school year, school events, special dinners, Earth Day cleanup, concerts, and more!
Each LAS dorm is home to several live-in faculty members called "dorm parents" - these staff members are available throughout the school year to ensure your child has access to consistent guidance, care, and support in case of an emergency.