The relationships established at the Academy last a lifetime -- for they are built on the firmest of foundations. It is precisely the lasting friendships that are cultivated when students live together, learn together, and play together that serve to define the special atmosphere of the Academy.
First-year students and new students are assigned roommates by the Dean of Students based on interest questionnaires completed during the summer and in consultation with the Director of Admissions. After the first year, students may choose their own roommates with room preference based on a seniority system.
House Counselors, a mix of older and younger women who live on each floor, act as informed advisers and help to enforce rules. All House Counselors are members of the staff of the Dean of Students.