Life in a Student Home
Students live in family-like homes, each of which is overseen by a married couple who are the houseparents for the home. More than just caretakers, houseparents take an active, nurturing interest in MHS students' development and well-being. They have the responsibility to support students in their day-to-day lives and serve as the primary contact for the children in their care, in partnership with a natural parent or guardian.
Houseparents also teach children important life values, such as taking responsibility within the home. They also provide structure and guidance in the child's daily activities and are on hand to support and encourage achievement. While no one can replace a parent or guardian, houseparents ensure that MHS students have someone there to listen to him or her, offer guidance or advice when problems occur, or simply reassure a student when it's needed most.
Each student home consists of 10-14 students from the same Division level (Elementary, Middle, and Senior). Throughout the years at MHS, students will live, learn, share and grow with their housemates, who come to be viewed as members of an extended family.