Student Life

Pre-College Life

Apartment Style Living
Apartment-style accommodations create a true artist-in-residence experience. Pre-College student living accommodations are at the newly constructed Student Village on Montserrat’s campus. Each apartment has a full kitchen, double bedrooms, bathrooms and common living spaces. From the classroom to your living room, you will be exposed to creative conversation, exploration and creation. All college housing is conveniently located within walking distance of Montserrat’s academic and studio facilities.

Montserrat is located in a safe, suburban location one block from downtown Beverly, Massachusetts. The College has 24 hour on-campus security and residential staff. To assist students and ensure that their stay is safe, summer Resident Assistants reside in the apartments.

Health and Nutrition
Maintaining a healthy diet while at Montserrat’s Pre-College Program is a top priority. While we do not offer a catered meal plan, the education experience at pre-college extends beyond the studio and into the kitchen with cooking demonstrations, shared recipes as well as frequent, group meals. Students are also provided weekly transportation to and from the grocery store, and take advantage of the many eateries within easy walking distance of the student village. Many pre-college students and parents reflect that the cooking knowledge their students leave with is an invaluable life skill that further prepares them for entering college.

When students aren’t in the studios, they benefit from having the beautiful and walk-able downtown Beverly to explore. Montserrat is merely a five-minute walk to the beach, and has many shops and eateries to visit. Safety is the number one priority, and students use the buddy system while exploring the city. All students are required to arrive on campus with a cell phone. Staff and R.A. cell numbers will be provided for constant communication.

In addition to the rigorous studio program, life in the student village, and exploring the city of Beverly, Students go on weekend field trips to take inspiration from one of the Boston area’s world-class art museums or cultural attractions. In past years, we have visited such institutions as the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Galleries on Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 978.921.4242 ext. 1153 or email [email protected].