Boarding Experience

Making the decision to board at Florida Prep means you aren’t just choosing a school, you’re choosing a home away from home. Our residential students live together in triple occupancy rooms with other students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures, interests and personalities. This gives our students the rare opportunity to make friends from all around the world, learn about different cultures and maybe even learn a new language!

Our residential dorms are located in the Hall of Flags – a historic building at the heart of our campus. Boys and girls live in separate halls which are monitored by a student Hall Leader and our Residential Life Staff. We have at least two members of our staff present 24/7 to assist with all aspects of boarding life.

We offer two options for boarding at Florida Prep – either five or seven days. Our five-day boarding students get the best of both worlds. They are fully integrated into on-campus life; however, they spend the weekends with their families in their own homes. Our seven-day boarding students are our full time residents, getting the complete boarding experience in preparation for their collegiate future.  There are on and off-campus events planned every weekend, which sometimes includes trips to nearby college campuses, Orlando malls, theme parks and other attractions.

Our Residential Life Team works with our boarding students to develop residential programs for the evenings and weekends. They have hosted events such as smoothie night, make-it-yourself crafting nights, study hall trivia, and even a ramen noodle night! While these programs are designed with boarding students in mind, our day students are always welcomed and encouraged to attend and try something new!

There is a place for every student at Florida Prep. We have a large variety of clubs and organizations that have all been founded by our student body and we encourage all of our students to try something new, or create a new club to share your unique interests with others and form life-long friendships while at our school, whether you live at Florida Prep or in our local Melbourne community.

Meet the Residential Life Team!

We have at least two members of the Residential Life team on shift 24/7 while school is in session. 

Jay Gideon

Dean of Students

Julia Yarboro

Administrative Assistant

Frank John

Residential Dean

Ebonie Carter

Residential Associate Dean

Jonathan Rosario

Residential Associate Dean

Jennifer Troisi

Assistant Residential Dean

Arnel Alicea

Residential Supervisor

Fernando BendaƱa

Tutor

Sabine Bertrand

Residential Supervisor

Howie Hanscome

Driver

LaSonya Huntley

Residential Supervisor

Pearson Kerchner

Tutor

Tim Sabo

Residential Supervisor

Stan Safranski

Residential Supervisor

Emily Williams

Residential Supervisor