Boarding at Loreto
Loreto College, Marryatville, is the only all girls Catholic boarding school in Adelaide. The boarding precinct is home to approximately 74 girls from country South Australia, interstate and overseas.
Despite our proven record of high achievement at Loreto, Pastoral Care is acclaimed by parents to be our greatest strength. Nowhere is this more so than in our Boarding School where students are encouraged to develop initiative and self-reliance and to act both independently and responsibly.
Boarding School life provides the opportunity to establish life-long friendships and enables each student to develop qualities of resourcefulness, leadership and maturity. Boarders are cared for by senior staff and their junior assistants who have empathy with and understanding of the special needs of young people. The senior girls take much care in ensuring that younger students feel a sense of belonging at the Boarding School. A "Little Sister" programme encourages a very comfortable and caring relationship between older and younger students.
Integral to the life of the Boarding House is a commitment to provide a spiritual environment where each student can develop her faith through prayer, liturgy, and weekly Mass in the local Parish. Students are encouraged to develop initiative and self-reliance and to act both independently and responsibly.
Parents have the opportunity for regular communication with boarding staff, the wider Loreto Community and their involvement through the Boarder Parent Support Group is invaluable.
While the Boarding House has traditionally been Years 8 - 12, we have accepted a number of Year 7 Boarders throughout the years, on a case-by-case basis. Commencing in 2017, our Boarding House will officially be a Year 7 - Year 12 Boarding House.