Boarding Life at GSA
The boarding program at George Stevens Academy gives students from the United States and countries around the world the opportunity to experience life in a small town along the coast of Maine while they pursue their educational and career goals, explore their creativity, test themselves on the athletic fields and courts, and build lifelong relationships.
Both of our dormitories have been expertly remodeled from existing, classic New England homes in the town of Blue Hill. Our Hanley dormitory is right on campus, and the Hinckley dorm is a very short walk away. Both are just a few minutes walk from year-round cafés, the post office, shops, and other boutiques. There's even a supermarket less than a mile (1.3 km) away. For other needs, Ellsworth, the commercial center for the county, is a 20-minute drive away. Trips to Ellsworth are regularly scheduled.
Dining services are provided on campus by our own chefs, who create delicious, healthful meals. They have experience cooking a wide range of Asian, European, and American foods, and are happy to create meals that make our dining room feel a little bit more like home.
Blue Hill is one of the safest towns in a very safe state. In 2018 and 2019, Maine was ranked the #1 safest state in the U.S. according to U.S. News and World Report.
Sometimes boarding students get sick, but GSA has a school nurse right on campus, as well as another staff member who is a certified nursing assistant and certified residential medical aide. For students who need a medical exam for athletic eligibility or who have other ongoing medical needs, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is just 1/3 of a mile (1/2 km) from campus.
One of the strongest elements of the GSA boarding experience is our caring experienced staff. Our dean of students oversees seven full-time and part-time dorm parents and other team members.