Students are responsible for their own lodging, meals and travel. A 4-bedroom apartment is attached to the School and is available to students needing inexpensive lodging while attending the School. The apartment has a living and dining area with a TV, VCR, radio, and the normal type furniture furnished. Kitchen furnishings include the normal refrigerator, stove, microwave, cooking utensils, and dinnerware. The shared bathroom is equipped with a shower (no tub) and personal storage for four. The separate sleeping quarters will be furnished with appropriate bedding and storage for personal belongings and clothing.

Students who wish to rent lodging will be responsible for their own towels, toiletries, food and food preparation, laundry, and housekeeping. Students are expected to keep and leave the apartment in order and clean. A laundromat and convenience store is located less than two miles away in nearby St. Charles.

There is no smoking and no non-paying overnight visitors allowed in the apartment. Drugs, illicit substances, illegal activities, or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated on the premises and any student involved in such will be asked to leave and their tuition will not be refunded.

School's Lodging Costs:
Full-time class: $500 flat fee
Per night stayovers: $20 / night

Local Attractions for After-School Hours:
  • Hop, skip and jump to local county and state lakes, rivers and streams – even our own privately-owned small pond.
  • Heart of beautiful Madison County and Covered Bridges.
  • 12 miles to grocery stores, small discount and other retail stores, restaurants, and antique stores in Winterset, Iowa.
  • Less than 25 miles to large discount stores, shopping malls, and restaurants in Des Moines, the capitol of Iowa; and less than 20 miles to Indianola and lots of shopping and eats.
  • Less than 20 miles to a Casino and other shopping and restaurants in Osceola, Iowa.
  • Less than two miles to a laundromat, convenience gas station (which serves great pizza and sub sandwiches), pharmacy, hardware store, bank, and ATM in St. Charles, Iowa.
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