Living at Landmark
Landmark's Residential Life Program emphasizes responsibility, respect, and independence. From the dining room to the playing fields, from the dorms to the surrounding communities, boarding students are continuously learning positive self-advocacy skills. This fully staffed program provides an around-the-clock living and teaching environment for our students, who come to Landmark from all over the U.S. and the world. Students learn how to manage schoolwork and schedules, support friends and roommates, and participate in the larger Landmark community. They also enjoy a wide range of planned activities, outings, and social and cultural events.
The Residential Life team follows a curriculum specifically designed for our boarding students. The curriculum supports students as they grow to understand and accept their learning needs. It works, and students say the Landmark community is like a family. Part of the residential curriculum is a structured system that gives students the opportunity to earn privileges as they demonstrate their ability to consistently manage their time, develop organizational skills, and navigate the complexity of their social environment.
Why Students Feel at Home At Landmark
Students talk about a day in the life at Landmark, how the school has helped them face the challenges of dyslexia, and why they feel at home here.
We know that students feel successful when they have positive experiences inside and outside of the classroom. We encourage students to participate in activities and interscholastic sports that interest them—and to challenge themselves by exploring new endeavors. After-school activities are mandatory for boarding students, providing them rich opportunities to interact closely with faculty and other students, learn new skills, accept leadership, face obstacles, and build self confidence.
Boarding students have a wide range of choices of activities and outings every weekend. Activities vary depending on the time of year, weather, and other programs on campus. Both day and boarding students are welcome to participate in weekend activities. Here's a sampling of activities:
- Local beaches and seaports (Beverly, Manchester, Newburyport, Gloucester, Hampton Beach)
- Night at the movies
- Laser tag
- Rock wall climbing
- Dinner out (Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza, Cheesecake Factory, Chipotle, and many more)
- Movies and sporting events in the Student Lounge (Superbowl, etc.)
- Amusement Parks (Canobie Lake Park, Six Flags, etc.)
- Ice cream
- Boston (museums, New England Aquarium, Science Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Faneuil Hall, etc.)
- Community service projects (Habitat for Humanity, Trustees of Reservations, Special Olympics, local food drives, etc.)