A typical school day can be anywhere from four to seven classes depending on the day and classes here are just like any place else - both hard and easy. If you are doing the IB, it does become a lot of work, but you can get through it if you manage your time wisely. Every day there is a break for either twenty or thirty minutes after 10:00am. Most people either go to the bar on campus to buy a coffee or a snack, but also during this time clubs meet and you are free to get some extra studying done in the library. On Monday and Friday during this break there is a “morning meeting” where the whole school meets in the auditorium, and announcements or presentations are made. Lunch every day is for 35 minutes in the cafeteria at 12 or 12:30pm.
After school ends boarders are obliged to sign out if they want to leave campus and must sign in again at 7:00pm when they have to check in with the teacher on duty and go to study hall. During this time though I usually do some chores like go get money out of the bank, go to the grocery store, get a haircut, go to the gym, or just hang out with friends. Dinner runs from 6:15-7pm and boarders are free to pop in and get whatever they’d like to eat and then leave.