Unlike a traditional private or public school, boarding school students live and learn on campus. The term “boarding” is derived from the term “room and board.” Children attending boarding school eat their meals with their fellow pupils and teachers, and lodge with them in dormitory buildings or small housing structures. Like most traditional educational institutions, most boarding schools close during the holidays, providing the students ample ‘time off’ to spend with their families. These formative years are extremely crucial with children spending the majority of their adolescent years away from home.
The advantages of boarding schools:
1. Boarding Schools traditionally have highly qualified teachers who see their work as a calling – not a job.
2. Children at Boarding School benefit from small classes and heightened interaction between students and their teachers.
3. The residential campus environment ensures that students are immersed in an educational world where learning is central to all activities. It’s a unique setting that promotes common experience, camaraderie, friendship, trust and honesty between children and adults.
4. Boarding School students are uniquely prepared for university life. Graduates often end up attending the finest universities. In addition, they arrive at college better prepared for academic rigor because of they learned how to be responsible at Boarding School.
5. Students are conditioned for future success because they are encouraged to achieve their full potential at Boarding School. Studies show that Boarding School graduates not only excel at university, but advance rapidly in their professional careers.
6. Boarding Schools bestow on students an independence they would not have living at home. It’s an ideal preparation for the challenges and responsibilities of adult life.