Residential Faculty live in the dormitories to offer student support, and to ensure that students have a safe and pleasant residential experience at the Academy, with adequate adult supervision. They lead the dormitories under the guidance of the Assistant Dean for Pastoral Care.

Boys and girls live in separate dormitories. The dormitories are controlled by an access control card system, which limits entry to only the residents of each hall.

Students are paired in dormitories with students from different countries and regions in Africa, and often speak different languages.


ALA opened new residential wings in 2015 that form part of the new Nelson Mandela Residence with 48 Student dormitory rooms split between 2 male and 2 female buildings, 4 Faculty family homes, 10 Faculty apartments, 2 Large courtyards, 2 Laundry facilities, 4 Shared lounges and 2 Sick bays. The accommodations are comfortable, well-equipped and safe and house over 250 people every year.

ALA Dorms