Dormitory Life

International students residing on campus live in Marian House, an elegant mansion considered one of the area’s most historic structuresThis beautiful building is located on the Academy’s campus, a short walk to classes, the Library/Media Center, our fully equipped computer labs, and various other resources within the school.   The house is coeducational with space for 33 students; boys and girls reside in separate areas.  Its amenities include bright, newly furnished living rooms, an exciting recreation room, an elegant dining room, a state-of-the-art kitchen, classrooms, a laundry room, and rooms for quiet relaxation. The hall has wireless Internet service and cable television.


Marian House chefs prepare delicious, well-balanced, and nutritious meals, often times along side the students, many of whom enjoy the fun of cooking.  Students are served meals in a beautiful dining room, which forms the hub of the residential hall and provides a place where regular, quality interaction occurs among all of the residents of the dormitory.


The residence hall is staffed by carefully selected, full time on-site staff who are trained and well prepared for the challenging tasks of mentoring, overseeing, and encouraging international high school students.  They have undergraduate and graduate college degrees, and are able to substantially assist students in progressing during their time of study in the United States.


The facility provides students with an exceptional level of care and safety, which is our paramount concern.  Residence house staff members reside on the floor and provide continuous supervision and support for the students.  Our students are less than one mile away from a major hospital in the rare case of a medical emergency.


Extracurricular Activities

Residential students enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities that include music, drama, art, dancing, sports and outdoor activities.  These programs foster active communication between your child, their teachers, and their American classmates.


Boston is the ideal setting for international students to experience America at its fullest.  Its wealth includes historical sites, museums, fine arts, professional sports, ethnic neighborhoods, activities, nearby mountains and the Atlantic Ocean shoreline, and America’s top colleges and universities. Our international students and their American counterparts will participate in many group activities this year, which may include dances, parties, sports, activities, Boston tours, dining out, and visits to attractions such as a haunted house, a circus, an aquarium, historical sites, colleges and more.  When our students are not engaged in our group excursions, Boston’s transportation system allows them easy and inexpensive access on their own to all that the area has to offer.


All Academy students are afforded the opportunity to travel locally, nationally, and internationally, in group tours organized by the Academy or the Marian House staff.  The trips are fully planned for the students and are chaperoned.  We are already planning trips to additional exciting destinations for the coming school year and look forward to the participation of all students.

Presentation of Mary Academy is a member of United Schools Association, a non-profit organization that staffs and operates Marian House.