Dorm Life

Where Friends become Family!

In no other aspect of the Academy’s day-to-day routine is this more evident than in what goes on in the dormitories of AHF.   Girls who come to the Academy with no sisters among their siblings soon find they have inherited a dozen plus sisters; girls who come from adoptive families readily experience a second family that has embraced them.  And those for whom family has always been cherished soon find that the Academy shares that love as young women from many cultures, speaking different languages quickly begin to care for and about each other.

Living at AHF

The atmosphere will impress her right away—friendliness, sharing and filial warmth.  She will witness girls helping one another with studies, doing small chores to keep the dorm neat, sharing clothes and make-up, sharing their very lives.

She will readily see that the Sisters take to heart the best interest of the students’ intellectual, social and spiritual growth, and while guarding the safety of the girls, they allow them the freedom to grow and mature into independent young women, ready for college life, ready for life.

For a more detailed description of dorm life at AHF, we refer you to the Resident’s Student Handbook.

Junior and Senior Dorm

Marist Hall is a residence adjacent to the Academy of the Holy Family for nine upper class students and two resident advisors. This residence provides an opportunity to experience independent living while still under supervision.

The students in Marist Hall take responsibility for shopping, cooking and other chores. Two student Prefects help with the smooth running of the house. This experience provides preparation for transition to college and a chance to put the lessons learned in the Life Skills Program to work in practical application.

Come and see Marist Hall which is home to our Marist Royals!


My experience has changed my mind on what I want for myself in the future. It has shown me that I want more after high school; college.

Aithy Nguyen
11th Grade Resident Student From Minnesota, Attended 3 Years

A challenge! But super rewarding! I love coming everyday and learning with my class. The teachers are great and I’ve made some amazing friends. I don’t know who I’d be if I hadn’t come here.

Sarah Charpentier
11th Grade Day Student From Connecticut, Attended 2 Years