Research has shown that children in boarding school are more independent than others, and the educational institutions, established by this intensive form of training, provides a springboard to greater things at university.
There are many good reasons why boarding school can transform your child's life, but one of the most practical is the opportunity to become proficient in English.
Most of the world's top international boarding schools use English – the global language that dominates the business, science and cultural worlds. The younger a student is exposed to the subject, the easier it is to learn, and immersion has been proven to be the most effective method. English proficiency will open windows of opportunity for your son or daughter for the rest of their life.
Lifelong friendships are forged, and many of these friendships will provide international connections.
There is the sense of community within the boarding house. Pupils feel much closer to their house, to their friends and to their school than is normal for day schools. The pupils develop a sense of belonging and loyalty to their school; it also encourages long-term relationships and networking among the pupils.
Boarding schools also offer a range of other benefits you won't find at regular schools, such as small class sizes that help teachers provide individual attention and encourage participation. Students at boarding schools generally get more opportunity to interact with teachers.
This can often be reflected in the depth of subject offerings and out of school activities. The range of activities in the arts and sports for example can be far more wide-ranging than anything available in regular schools.
The characteristic of a boarding school is the tranquility, purpose and, most importantly, the camaraderie.
While there's definitely structure within boarding schools, students rapidly learn to adjust to a new environment, and learn how to be independent. As such they can be ideal for students looking for a fresh start who can learn how to make choices in ways that they do not while living at home.
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