Experience Boarding at AOA

Nestled amongst the natural forested beauty of AOA’s 300 acre campus, our residential houses are a home away from home for our boarding students. The six residential houses found here are a short walk from the student union, the library, the dining hall, and all academic buildings.

Learning Goals for Boarding Students

List of 5 items.

  • Academic Success

    Boarders will work toward greater academic success by establishing academic goals, creating a study routine, identifying areas for academic growth, and enhancing their knowledge of campus resources.
  • Community Responsibility and Engagement

    Boarders will learn what it means to engage in a community environment by collectively establishing and maintaining expectations in a residential community, participating in group dialogues, engaging in critical self-reflection, and taking part in restorative justice practices.
  • Cultural Competency

    Boarders will grow their cultural competency by experiencing the cultures represented in the boarding community in meaningful ways, reflecting on their own culturally-grounded values, perceptions and beliefs, and gaining deeper knowledge about institutional and societal issues affecting different groups of people.
  • Health and Wellness

    Boarders will develop greater physical, emotional, financial and social wellness by focusing on elements of good nutrition, healthy relationships, mindfulness, reflection, and responsible money management.
  • Independent Living Skills

    Boarders will enhance their ability to be self-sufficient by learning how to clean and maintain a home, exercising different time management strategies, and reflecting on their ability to cope with failure.

Residential Life Virtual Tour

Living on Campus

What else should I know about House Facilities at AOA?

  • Two Houseparents live in each residential house, providing comprehensive supervision, safety, and support
  • Student rooms are primarily set up as doubles, but some houses possess bigger spaces for triples and/or quads
  • Each house has its own laundry facilities, so you can keep yourself looking tip-top
  • Each house has Wi-Fi connectivity for your academic and entertainment needs

Growth Opportunities

Weekend Activity Experiences are a chance to get off campus and explore Greater Cleveland. examples of activities include trips to local parks, Cleveland professional sporting events, museums, shopping, recreational activities, amusement parks, and cultural celebrations.

  • There is a wide variety of AOA Clubs available during the school week to participate in
  • Explore the world during school breaks as part of an AOA International Travel Experience
  • Dive deeper into your passions and interests with the Phoenix Scholars Program

The AOA Residential Life Curriculum 
is designed to elevate students' academic success and experience all that life at AOA has to offer...

  • Learn what it means to be a part of an international community
  • Improve your ability to communicate across cultural differences
  • Develop healthy lifestyle habits and act with greater independence
  • Increase your connections and relationships with faculty members
  • Explore the surrounding area, experience American traditions, and make memories through participation in weekend activities
  • Experience tight-knit house communities and lasting friendships

Health Center

What happens if you get sick or injured? Who takes care of you?  What about medications and prescriptions? Good news. There is an easy answer for each of these questions. Two awesome school nurses and the Residential Life Team work together, committed to keeping you healthy and safe. The AOA Health Center is located on main campus in the Van Gorder building, and has plenty of space for students who need some TLC. 

International boarders also receive concierge pediatric care through our partners at Greater Cleveland Pediatrics. 

AOA Student

Boarding really helped me develop a sense of self, as I became more independent and could focus on personal development, while preparing me for college by exposing me to what it is like to live in a community setting.
Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne Academy

38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Grades PK - 12, PG
P. (440) 942-3600
F. (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.