As the Dean of Men and a member of the Administration of the Academy, I supervise all students and the entire residential life program which includes the Activities Director and the Residential Deans for our boarders. If a parent has any questions or concerns regarding a student’s life in Subiaco, I am the one to call.
The Residential Deans on duty live in the dean's quarters on the hall with the students. These residential deans are charged with daily supervision, discipline, and providing for the basic needs of the students. They act as the “houseparent” of our students who reside on campus.
Subiaco Academy strives to enhance the experiences of boarding students in numerous ways. The learning environment is enhanced with nightly study halls as well as Sunday morning study periods before Mass. In addition, LiveSchool™ is used to track student behavior and reinforce positive habits. Faculty members including Residential Deans make entries into the LiveSchool™ system giving or taking merit points based on a student’s behavior. Parents and students can access the LiveSchool™ application and see for themselves how they are doing. Based on the points system, students can earn rewards or experience consequences based on their behavior. Students can earn points for such things as maintaining a clean and orderly room, respectful behavior, or helping others. A parent, using LiveSchool™, can see on a daily basis how their child is getting along in school beyond just academics.
Weekends at Subiaco are a time to relax, study, hang out with friends, or participate in an activity being offered and coordinated by the Academy's Activities Director. The Dean of Men in collaboration with the Activities Director, work hand in hand to provide enjoyable and enriching opportunities for our young men. Transportation is provided to local malls and discount stores, and to recreational activities such as lake trips and movie theatres. Students are encouraged to participate in camping excursions, hiking trips, kayaking, and canoeing when offered on the weekends.
The safety and security of students who reside on campus are of the utmost importance to the Academy. With this in mind, a camera security system is in place to help insure student safety.
Feel free to contact me, as I would be honored to speak with you more about residential life at Subiaco Academy.
Dean of Men