Roanoke Catholic School offers a boarding school experience through Wilson International that provides Catholic families throughout the United States a safe and welcoming environment for their high school students to experience Roanoke Catholic’s college preparatory academics, state championship athletics, and enriching arts programs.
The dorm is located in a recently restored historical building in the heart of downtown, just a 10-minute walk from Roanoke Catholic. The building is completely updated with a fully secured access control program, designated fiber optic internet service, laundry facilities, and a full-time chef. In addition to room and board, Wilson provides a residential life program for its students. Wilson cherishes the opportunity to help nurture thoughtful and competent global citizens, within the framework of Roanoke Catholic’s mission statement.
More about Boarding at RCS
- Engaged Staff Members- On-campus faculty and dorm parents with a nurturing and action-packed Student Life program.
- On dorm there are Dorm Advisory Groups that students are assign to at the beginning of each academic year. Each adviser meets with their students at least twice a month to make sure everything is going well, socially and academically. Advisers will also attend athletic games and functions to support their students throughout the year.
- Weekend trips to the mall or store offered by staff members.
- Diverse Community- A community of creative and passionate students from all around the world.
- Since the dorm serves two schools(Roanoke Catholic and North Cross), this adds to the diversity of the community on dorm.
- Nationalities represented on dorm in the past year include: Chinese, Spanish, Nigerian, Singaporean, American, and Australian.
- Offer events and programming throughout the year that allow students to learn about other cultures and share about their own.
- Unique Location- Historic downtown Roanoke location is a short ride to campus (daily transportation included, as needed)
- Walking distance to coffee shops and restaurants for after school homework or socializing with friends.
- Freedom, with responsibility, to enjoy life in a quaint, small city.
- Security– Safety is our top priority. Wilson goes through great lengths to keep all students safe and healthy.
- Top tier security system throughout the building and halls. Cameras at all entrances and exits.
- Leadership Opportunities– Gain leadership skills outside the classroom by participating in the leadership opportunities on dorm such as:
- Hall Leadership- Hall leaders work with staff to aid in the development of dorm community. They also act as representatives for the student body on dorm and advocate for improvements.
- Wilson Media Team- Help Wilson International maintain their social media accounts by sharing your experience on dorm and at Roanoke Catholic.
- Wilson Events Committee – Help plan and organize community events on dorm.
- High Quality Food Service- Meal preparation in the Boxley dining hall by full-time chef.
- Dining program features local produce and chef inspired cuisine.
To learn more visit Wilson International’s website.