Short Stay Program

Day Student Care

Dalat offers a short stay program for day students who require supervision and housing while their parents need to be away from Penang. This program allows currently-enrolled day students to continue attending Dalat School without interruption during their parents’ absence. As the name implies, the dorms are willing to provide care on a short-term basis with a maximum of 10 days total per semester.

The program coordinator, Scott Poulter, may be reached at

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  • Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the program coordinator. Not all short stay requests may be approved as available space and dorm dynamics are considered when processing applications. Short stay boarders are not scheduled during the first and last weeks of each semester, holiday weekends, or when the dorms are closed. Short stay applications may request a specific dorm, but we do not guarantee placement in the dorm requested.
  • There is a fee for a short stay in the boarding program which will be charged to the parents’ school account. This fee includes lodging, meals, dorm snacks, towels and linens. If the dorm happens to have a special activity or trip planned during the student’s short stay, the student may be asked to pay their own expenses. If a student is left in the dorm beyond their reservation date without communication from the parents, there will be a 25% increase per additional day added to the daily rate.
  • Communication between parents and dorm parents is crucial to ensure a positive experience for short stay boarders. At least one parent is expected to personally meet with the dorm parents before a student is left in the dorm.
  • Day students who come to the dorms as short stay visitors are expected to understand and obey the dorm rules outlined in the Residence Life Handbook.