We have 18 student residences accommodating 25-35 students each, living with residential parents. We also own and maintain hundreds of staff residences spread between apartments, duplex ground floor houses and stand-alone residences, as well as a number of rented local houses.
A dorm parent (especially at KIS) has more of an invested role. We care for our children to such an extent that we treat them like our own. There’s a lot more that goes into this. We make sure:
Here are a few things we dorm parents do to ensure our engagement with the children is effective and has a positive impact:
We love our job because of how we have the opportunity to interact with so many students from all over the world. We feel like we’re really making a difference by being there for them and acting as parent figures. They confide in us, listen to us, and sometimes even make it a point to keep in touch with us years after they graduate. We’re honored to be able to contribute to their adolescent years and guide them in every way possible.