The all-school lunch room, also known as the Commons, is where students K-12 eat lunch and get snacks during break. They serve a hot lunch everyday, along with a vegetarian version. I can honestly say that the commons serves delicious meals– everything from beef stroganoff to coconut curry and rice. For those days when you aren’t hungry for the hot lunch, the commons has a sandwich line and salad bar open as well. You can build your own sandwich or salad however you would like. Additionally, there is a fridge filled with soda, packaged gyoza, sushi, pre-made sandwiches, juice, string cheese, and so much more. As if this wasn’t enough already, there is a rack lined with all types of chips, crackers, and energy bars. For dessert, check out the small fridge behind the salad bar because there you will find ice cream and popsicles that will satisfy your sweet tooth. In the morning, the waffle maker is available, the coffee/tea/apple cider/hot chocolate machine is running, a tray of fresh pastries and bagels are out, and a full breakfast is served. Breakfast is usually presented buffet style and includes scrambled eggs, oatmeal, potatoes, bacon/sausage, and pre-wrapped breakfast sandwiches. Yum!
Every student is required to do commons duty once a year. You are partnered with another person from your advisory (usually you get to choose who).