Parent Guide to Residential Life

A Parent’s Guide to Residential Life @Phelps

Phelps parents are welcome to contact your son’s dorm parent, school administration, or the Dean of Students with any questions or concerns. See the dorm pages here.

Important Contact Information

• Cullen Miller, Dean of Students – [email protected]
• Margie Abraham, Director of Student Community Life – [email protected]

Dormitory Phone Numbers

Please do not call during Study Hall hours – Monday through Thursday 8:15pm-9:45pm
• (610) 540-0159: Upper Hill Top
• (610) 540-0161: Beattie South
• (610) 540-0162: Beattie West
• (610) 540-0163: Upper Gains
• (610) 540-0164: Lower Gains
• (610) 540-0166: Beattie North
• (610) 540-0167: Founders

  • Phelps students do not utilize their cell phones during the academic day (8:15 am – 5 pm) focus on their studies.
  • If you need to reach your son during the day, please call the main office number: 610-644-1754.
  • After 5pm, the best times to call your son on his personal cell phone are between 5 pm and 6:15 pm and between 7 pm and 8 pm.
  • All students participate in structured study time between 8:15 pm and 9:45 pm, and during that time their focus should be on completing homework and preparing for exams.
  • If you wish to contact your son by phone after 9:45 pm, please be mindful that lights-out during the week is 10:30 pm to allow students to get sufficient sleep to be prepared for the next day.
  • If you need to speak to your son urgently after 4:30 pm and you cannot reach him, please call the AIC (Administrator in Charge): 484-325-0849.


Dorm parents distribute letter-sized mail daily. Students pick up packages in the mailroom after lunch on the day of receipt.
Please address all mail and packages in the following manner:

Student’s Name
c/o The Phelps School
Dormitory Name
583 Sugartown Road
Malvern, PA 19355

• Please reference the school calendar (LINK) before making any plans for your son to leave campus. Every moment spent in the classroom is valuable, so please schedule vacation times during breaks.
• If you would like your son to leave campus on a weekend, please contact the Dorm Parent or the Dean of Students by Wednesday of that week. P
• lease communicate all travel plans for arrival and departure, keeping in mind that the academic day ends at 5pm on Friday and all students must return to campus by 8 pm on Sunday.
• If your son’s return to campus will be delayed past 8 pm on Sunday, please contact the AIC (Administrator in Charge) as soon as possible: 484-325-0849.
• Only students who have the proper permission slips on file will be able to leave campus on school-sponsored trips, so ensure that you submit all permission forms to the Business Office at the beginning of the school year.

If you would like to visit your son on campus, the best times are between 12 pm and 5 pm on Saturday or Sunday. Please notify the Dorm Parent or AIC when you arrive and when you leave. If you are taking your son off-campus, please also notify the Dorm Parent or the AIC. To ensure the safety of the boys at Phelps, it is imperative that an administrative staff member know their whereabouts.

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