Grenville has separate boarding facilities for boys and girls. The boarding facilities are run with the precept that a child learns better when their emotional and growth needs are satisfied. Strict rules of behavior are implemented underpinned by care and attention to the children’s needs.
Each boarding is equipped with internet and non-stop power generating facilities to ensure comfort and to engender the zeal to work harder. While creating almost a-home-from home ambience the boarding also teaches children responsibility for self and others, as well the wider environment. At the same time, all work and no play. Hence, Grenville believes that routine and discipline that are provided by the boarding should also be accompanied by weekend activities including relaxation periods at selected places, sports etc. within Lagos.
Grenville boarding school is a school where all students study and live during the school year with their fellow students, house parents and possibly teachers or principals. Grenville Schools have day students that attend the institution by day and return off-campus to their families in the evening.
Grenville boarding school has separate residential houses within the school ground and in the surrounding area. Students generally need permission to go outside defined school bounds; they may be allowed to travel off-campus at certain times. Depending on the parent(s), Grenville boarding school generally offers one or more options: full (students stay at the school full-time), weekly (students stay in the school from Monday through Friday, then return home for the weekend), or on a flexible schedule (students choose when to board e.g. during exam week).
Grenville boarding school plans to have a number of senior teaching staff as house parents (masters and mistresses), dorm parents, prefects, or residential advisors, each of whom take quasi-parental responsibility for students resident in the hostel or dormitory at all times but particularly outside school hours. So each may be assisted in the domestic management of the house tutor for academic matters, often providing staff of each gender. Grenville boarding school plans to have a resident family that lives in the dorm, known as a dorm parent.
With the on-going purpose built school and dorm, we have included in our building plan study –bedrooms or dormitories, a dining room or refectory where students take meals at fixed time, and a library, cubicles where students can easily do their assignments. We have common room for television and relaxation and kitchens for snacks, and, occasionally, storage facilities for sport equipment.
As we move on in our plans, we are desirous to having different houses that cut across all ages, in which there will be prefect system, which gives older students privileges and some responsibilities for welfare of the younger ones.
Grenville boarders and day students are taught together in school hours and in most cases continue beyond the school day to include sports, clubs and societies or excursions. As well as the usual academics facilities such as classrooms, halls, libraries and laboratories, boarding schools often provide a wide variety of facilities for extracurricular activities such as music rooms, gymnasiums, sports field and school grounds, boats squash courts, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres. Day students often stay on after school to use these facilities.
Grenville boarding school runs three terms a year, approximately twelve weeks each, with a week half term holiday during which students are expected to go home or at least away from school.
Grenville boarding school have a “light out” when the students are required to be in bed, depending on their age, and perhaps a later time after which no talking is permitted; such rules may be difficult to enforce, and students may often try to break them.
Another important distinguishing factor about Grenville boarding school is a mixed boarding school whereby we have both boys and girls unlike other boarding schools that are single gender schools serving either boys or all girls.