The Community Center is the smallest residence at Woodstock. Opened in February 2000, the newly-renovated building lies about five-minutes' walk above the main campus, and has been happily occupied by various groups of students during the refurbishment of several residence halls on campus. The rooms, situated on the second and third floors, are mostly set up for double occupancy, but two rooms house four students and one is a single.
The building is set in a small fenced-in campus with a sunny "back patio" and a badminton/tennis/basketball court. Within the building the students have their own kitchen facilities, dining area and tuck-shop. In addition, a lounge with a TV and VCR provides another area for relaxation and social events.
Community Centre has a full-time supervisor who has a large apartment on the ground floor and another staff member is assigned on a half-time basis. The small number of residents and the compact arrangement of the building facilitate the development of a family atmosphere, where routines are less institutional, and the staff are able to build "parental" relationships with each student. The facility is under the overall management of Pravin Jelaji, Junior School Dorm Supervisor.
Alison Mitchell- Dorm Parent
Alison came to join the Edgehill team from the U.S. in July 2008. Her gentle and efficient way of interacting with students under her care has been the unique hallmark that she has brought to Edgehill Dorm . She is also able to help with the study skills of the students whenever it is required especially when it comes to their homework. Additionally, she is a trained lifeguard, and our students are already looking forward to getting their first swimming lessons. After working at Edgehill for 2 years she is now looking after the Grade 5 and 6 boys at Community Centre. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and grew up in the Boston area.