As a boarding school student, I find these facts very true. I have been a boarding student in two countries, China and the USA. My experience as a boarding student is I have more fun then the average student. We find more friends and have more time to stay with them and get to know them better.
Facts of Boarding School Life
Some findings in a recent study by the Art & Science Group offer compelling support for these central advantages.
The Academic Promise – It’s no surprise that more than 60% of students enroll in boarding schools because of the promise of better education. More than 90% of students concede they find their schools academically challenging, and the figures back it up: boarding school students spend more than twice as many hours (17 to 8) a week on homework than their peers in public schools.
24-Hour Learning – Thanks to the unique and encouraging campus environment boarding schools provide, students are tremendously active outside the classroom. Across the board, boarding school students participate in more extracurricular activities than other students, whether it is exercising and playing sports (12 hours vs. 9 hours), engaging in creative endeavors like music and painting (6 hours vs. 4-5 hours), or participating in student government and club activities (35% vs. 27%).