For students attending boarding high schools in the United States, the workload and responsibilities can sometimes be overwhelming. Many students take the opportunity to relax through sports, extracurricular activities, or just kicking back in the library with a good book.
For students at Wasatch Academy, however, a great place to relax is also the best place to get a good old cuppa Joe or a number of other flavored drinks — the campus Coffee House.
Incorporated in 1974, the Coffee House got its start as a neighborhood grocery store, before making the transition into a storage building for the school Maintenance Department. Due to the efforts of educators such as Joseph Loftin, Winnie Wood and Bob Sorenson, the student council, and student’s parents, the unused building was converted into a coffee house and formally opened in 2007.
With renovations of the more than 150-year-old building complete, the Coffee House has become a comfortable gathering place for students, teachers and administrators. The Coffee House features a fun and relaxed vibe, and is increasingly popular on campus, even boasting its own Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Unlike the chain coffee shops often located near boarding high schools in other parts of the country, the Wasatch Academy Coffee Shop is run entirely by students. Instead of having a fixed menu of coffee, lattes and other drinks, students at Wasatch can order whatever they please, and often make up their own unique flavors and recipes that are saved in the Coffee House Recipe Book.
For students at boarding high schools, having a space to relax and engage in social activity with other students is crucial to the overall learning environment. Through the Wasatch Academy Coffee House, students not only enjoy their favorite beverages, but can gain valuable work experience, build a sense of responsibility and enjoy a respite from the challenging academic workday.
For a student experience with that local neighborhood coffee shop feel, the Wasatch Academy Coffee House has you covered.