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Typically, would an all-boys Catholic school require students to live on campus?

I'm writing a book and researching single-gender schools because one of the characters attended one as a child. He's a very minor character but I still want to make sure I'm being realistic when he talks about his past experience at the school. The book takes place in 2007 if that helps at all.

Update:

For those wondering why he needs to be Catholic: This is about a girl in high school who has an overly religious/strict family and she is rebelling against it. I did originally want to make the family Protestants, but their behaviors fit more under Catholic beliefs. 

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  • 2 months ago
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    Not in the US, as the first reply said. My city has multiple all-boy and all-girl Catholic high schools, but none with residential students. They all go home every afternoon.

    FWIW, the fancy-pants private schools in the area also don't have students living on campus.

  • 2 months ago

    No. Some might but most don't.

  • Tina
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    2 months ago

    Er... no. If you know so little about Catholic schools, why not make your minor character a Protestant. Or something.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In the US, no.  It's quite rare for students to live on campus, unless it's college.  I grew up in a city with several Catholic schools, including one down the street.  None had dorms.

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