Every aspect of the school day and the weekend is planned to optimize learning for the boys. The school day is structured so that students have language tutorials, writing and content classes in the morning and attend creative, athletic, and social pragmatics classes after lunch. The boys have afternoon and evening study hall periods Monday through Thursday, as well as an evening study hall on Sunday. The class day is carefully designed to ensure that students remain interested and attentive. Weekends are similarly planned so that activities are fun and designed to build community, cooperation, and respect. The guideline used for all planning—whether in the classroom or on a weekend—is “What are we doing?” and “Why are we doing this?” These are important questions to ask and answer when developing the optimal program for Greenwood students.
Day students are welcome to arrive early for breakfast or stay late for supper and/or study hall. Day students are also welcome to leave at 3:45 on Wednesdays and Fridays when students have free time in the late afternoons. Day students are invited to spend weekends on campus.