Being a boarding student helps a young person to develop independence very quickly. Along with this independence, a student at Grier develops self-reliance and a true sense of self that helps her to manage life’s small and big challenges. In the dorm, students learn the value of co-existing and cooperating with others in a very tight community. They enjoy the caring ways of their Resident Advisors who support girls much the way parents do. When you live with lots of other young people, the smallest experiences can become some of your best memories.