This past Saturday night, the SCA visited the NCS dorm students downtown. The Upper School group brought pizza and the students played "Minute to Win It" games and everyone had a super time. A big THANK YOU to Ms. Williams and Coach Alexander, Mr. Brandon and Dr. Owen for joining in the fun!
I am excited to announce a partnership that will increase North Cross’ ability to attract high-caliber students beyond the Roanoke Valley. As you may know, establishing a boarding presence is one of the goals established by our strategic plan, which continues to lead our Board and Administration as we seek to improve our school. The impetus to create a boarding program is not unique to North Cross as St.Anne’s-Belfield School, Hampton Roads Academy, and Carlisle School have all added boarding components to their predominantly day schools.
To that end, North Cross recently signed a residential contract with the newly formed dormitory program provider Wilson International LLC. Rooms will be available beginning this fall in the newly renovated historic Boxley Building on Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke, a project being completed by Hist:Re Partners LLC of Roanoke. With room and board available for 24 full-time students, North Cross School will be able to house current—and attract new—boarding students in grades 9-12; international students with F-1 visas and regional high school students wishing to attend and graduate from North Cross School. Below is my best attempt to anticipate any questions you might have but please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions.
Why does North Cross need a dorm? North Cross School offers an unmatched educational experience to our students in the Roanoke Valley and to those international students we accept into our rigorous program of study. In order to attract a wider range of students, both regional and international, the Board and I felt it necessary to develop a standardized residential program that will offer its regional and international boarders the same integrated experience outside the classroom as we do inside of it. Our partner, Wilson International LLC, has identified Roanoke as a prime candidate for a metropolitan boarding program and our school, with its exceptional academic reputation, was a natural fit.
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