Daily Life and Schedule
Below is our current daily schedule. We have added some extra description to help provide you a better visual.
Please note that due to our smaller, more personalized approach, we remain flexible. This is not intended as a “set in stone” schedule.
We often have events going on within the community that we will participate in, projects on Campus or sometimes we just need a break from the current schedule and days offerings.
Wake-up, out of bed. Get showered, teeth brushed and cleaned up for the day. Get dressed for the day. Make bed. Sweep and tidy-up bedroom and personal belongings.
Exercise and Fitness: i.e.: yoga, Pilates, stretching, calisthenics, P90X, Insanity, walking, snorkeling, jogging on beach trails, basketball.
(activities rotate to keep stretched out and avoid stress on the body)
Breakfast - Menu examples: (fruit, eggs, toast, cornmeal porridge, oatmeal, bananas, pineapple, carrots, watermelon, cantaloupe, mangoes, all natural fruit smoothies).
Work on individual SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timing)
8:45 am -9 am
get ready for school.
9:00 -12:00 pm
Academic time. (with breaks)
12 - 12:30 pm
Lunch - Menu examples: chicken, tuna sandwiches, fresh fruit, rice, salad, hot dogs, fish fillets, chicken stew, beef vegetable stew, macaroni and cheese.
12:30 - 3:30 pm
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Personal Time – examples: downtime, reading, exercising, on-Campus, swimming, nap, Essay Writing
4:15 - 5 pm
House Detail - examples: clean-up around the house and property. Bring in laundry off the line/ fold properly, organize sports equipment, volunteer to help others, take-out trash, find something to keep productive.
5 - 6 pm
Dinner - Menu examples: baked or fried jerk chicken, dumplings, fresh fish, salad, papaya, coconut, avocado, bread fruit, oranges, fresh, organic locally grown vegetables, spaghetti, locally farm raised beef dishes, such as tacos and stews, ackee and saltfish (a favorite menu entree of the students).
Reflection and feedback time as a group. See how the day went for everyone. Review SMART Goals.
6 - 7 pm
Sundown Beach or Sports Park Time - examples: (Beach) walking, swimming, exploring tide pools, picking up trash, enjoying the sunset, watching fishermen returning with daily catch, volleyball, stargazing/moon-gazing, bonfire. examples: (Sports Park): Basketball, Boxing, Walking, Soccer, Net Ball, Community Activities/Events
7 - 8:15 pm
Daily Wind-down - Board and Card Games, Motivational and Educational videos, book and magazine reading, House/Group
Visits, Individual Mentoring, Letter writing. Evening Snack.
8:15 - 8:45 pm
Nighttime Prep - face and hands washed, teeth brushed, into PJ’s. Get clothes ready for next day. Tidy up room. Put away dirty laundry.
8:45 - 9:15 pm
In bed. Book reading. Letter writing. Bathroom time. Talking to roommate.
We modify our Sundays greatly. This is a day of Church, rest, relaxation and reflection. We are not rushing to stay on a particular schedule. We reflect on our closing week, give thanks, and get ourselves prepared for the upcoming week.
Please note, that some items are also modified based on a variety of factors that could include things like weather, individual or group disposition, other projects or commitments, and so on. As mentioned we do like to stay flexible and make the most productive use of our time at any given moment.
Students are accompanied by Staff at all times, on Campus or off.