Boarding Campuses and Accomodations

Boarding residences at Meritas schools provide students a welcoming and safe environment that build a sense of independence.

Through a combination of informal and formal structures and guidance, boarding students quickly establish friendships that span the globe and last a lifetime.

Even before school starts, students take part in language classes (as appropriate), orientation programs and activities that help them make friends and adapt quickly to their new environment.

Our Priority of Safety

The safety of our students is always paramount. Each student residence facility has an experienced adult staff member who lives in-residence and is available to support the social and emotional well-being of the students. Parents will always be able to reach a member of our staff, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Schools prioritize safety by providing students with professional security and access to registered nurses, school counselors and outside physicians to address any student health concerns.

Meritas provides airport pickup and transfer service for our boarding students. All new boarding students are welcomed at the airport and brought directly to the school campus. 

Residence Facilities

Meritas residences vary from modern and comfortable dormitory-style rooms and boarding houses in the community to villas and luxury apartments. Most students are housed in rooms that accommodate between two and four students per room.

Boarding facilities are typically equipped with:

  • Cable/satellite television
  • Internet access and phones
  • Quiet study spaces
  • Laundry facilities
  • Kitchens and common areas
  • Fitness and athletic facilities  

Meals and Nutrition

Meals are provided for all boarding students – either at school or in-residence. Boarding students generally have dinner together, buffet-style with the Boarding Director, Housemaster or a faculty guest. We also provide opportunities for boarding students to dine out occasionally as part of regularly-scheduled social activities. Each school is able to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs and requirements. 


Leman Manhattan Preparatory School
1 Morris Street
New York, New York10004 

Lake Mary Preparatory School
650 Rantoul Ln.
Lake Mary, Florida 32748

Rancho Solano Private Schools
9180 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258


Once classes have ended, our boarding students make use of our facilities to partake in their preferred fine arts, digital media, clubs or sports-related activities.

Weekend programs include excursions that allow students to experience the community and culture around the school. These outings are planned to align with students’ interests and provide an engaging, supervised opportunity to interact with their classmates, so that every student has the opportunity to socialize, experience community life and pursue personal interests.

In addition, our Thanksgiving trip brings more than 600 boarding students and teachers together to celebrate a beloved American holiday. This excursion offered during fall break is held at a 5-star resort in Florida and allows students to experience Thanksgiving’s rich traditions with new friends in a beautiful setting. 

More Information

To learn more about the Meritas Boarding Program, please request more information, learn how to apply, or contact

We look forward to receiving your child’s application!

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