Inside King's-Edgehill School

Packing Tips for Boarding Students and Move-In Day Schedule

As our faculty and staff put the finishing touches on planning for the 2023-24 school year, we are excitedly counting down the days until our boarding students rejoin us on campus! We know our students are thinking about their time at school and getting ready for their next chapter—and with only two more sleeps until move-in day, we've compiled a last-minute checklist to help make sure you've got everything you'll need for the upcoming school year! 

Our suggested packing list along with the full Move-In Day schedule can be found at the bottom of this blog post. Beyond the basics, here are a few ideas of other things to bring along so you are set for any of our special events!

Throughout the school year there are many occasions where we celebrate together as a community, such as banquet style dinners and noise days. Students may wish to come prepared with more formal attire for such events. 

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Every school term, our prefects will organize noise days, where students paint signs (and themselves), wear school colours, and get to “bring some noise” and spirit to cheer on our KES athletes.

When packing for school, be prepared for all kinds of fun and chances to express your creative side! It is almost guaranteed you will need the following at some point during the year for dress down days:

  • Wacky tie and socks
  • Pyjamas
  • Crazy hat
  • Favourite team jersey
  • Halloween costume
  • Cultural dress (you may also bring items for Cultural Fair such as food, candy, games, flags, recipes, pictures, books, etc.)
  • Ugly Christmas sweater and other fun festive attire
  • KES colours and swag

Our school colours are red and blue. Be sure to bring along red and blue clothing and even some face paint—it'll come in handy on spirit days and when cheering on our sports teams. You can also browse our online store or head to the School Tuck Shop where you can purchase your KES gear.

Throughout the year, we celebrate the 27 countries represented by our student body, so be sure to bring cultural dress, flags, and other memorabilia from your country or home region. 

Our students do a wonderful job of personalizing the residences and their rooms. Posters, pictures, flags, and favourite decorations from home are great ways to personalize your room.

We have a tech store on campus to look after all your needs, but come organized with your essential tech tools: earphones, speakers, extension cords, or extra long charging cables. 

And of course don’t forget the essentials, which you’ll find listed below. 

KES Packing List

  • Two sets of twin sheets
  • Two blankets or one comforter/duvet
  • Pillow and pillowcases
  • Four Towels (two face, two bath)
  • Bathrobe and slippers/slide on rubberized sandals
  • Hair dryer
  • Indoor and outdoor sneakers
  • Seasonal clothing (rain/snow)
  • Hat/mittens/gloves/scarf
  • Electric fan for cooling and air circulation
  • Alarm clock
  • Electric power bar, chargers
  • Laundry bag and detergent
  • Pictures or posters (sticky tack must be used to mount no tape on the walls please!)
  • Uniform shoes (must be all black flat shoe that can be polished – fabric/cloth shoes are not permitted)
  • Indoor "skid-free" gym shoes, outdoor shoes

*Computer monitors should be desk size (maximum 27")

*Items such as kettles, rice cookers and other electrical appliances are not permitted in dorm rooms. These will be provided for students in common room spaces.

Please take a close look at the Move-In Day schedule below for some important information prior to your arrival at King's-Edgehill School. We are so excited to welcome you to campus and look forward to the start of another exciting school year!

Opening Day Schedule 2023

A picture is worth a thousand words! Find out more about what our boarding students are up to. Download the photojournal, A Day in the Life of a King's-Edgehill School Boarding Student below.

A Day in the life of a Boarding Student