The Raffles American School program consists of five boarding houses, each with five floors that house students, teachers, and boarding staff. Each floor has eleven to thirteen dormitories, and each dormitory has two comfortable beds, linen on request, a personal safe, desks, chairs, notice boards, as well as an adjustable air conditioner in every room. All boarding facilities are secured by a sophisticated security system with guards on duty 24 hours a day.
On each floor, there is a cosy common room designed with our students in mind, fitted with a television that has satellite channels, comfortable seating and bean bags. The first floor of every boarding house also has a larger common area with a fridge and small kitchenette for students to store and prepare their own snacks as they please. Each floor has bathrooms with private showers and sinks. All boarding buildings are separated by gender, meaning that male and female students can only access their same-gender boarding house.
On the ground floor is a central state-of-the-art co-ed common space where students from the different boarding houses go to socialize, interact, and hear school announcements from the heads of boarding. This area is fitted with televisions and equipment for other recreational activities, such as table tennis, foosball, billiards and more. There is also a student store where students can purchase snacks after school. Students may also use the facilities on campus such as the swimming pool, gymnasiums and soccer fields during leisure time.
As part of the boarding program, students are monitored by Resident Assistant (RAs) Teachers who live in apartments on each floor. This means that at all times, students can rely on their RAs in times of need, or during study times. Staff members are on duty in pairs for one night a week and for one weekend a month, ensuring that students have the support and guidance they need, when they need it. There is a dedicated RA on duty every night to monitor our scheduled routines and offer guidance. There is also a fully functioning medical clinic within RAS boarding with a nurse on staff 24/7 to provide first aid and care to minor illness. Should there be any additional medical attention required or if there is an emergency, Gleneagles hospital is less than 10 minutes away.