What are the Advantages of Boarding School?
*Hands on teaching
*Custom made education – not just out of a book, but made everyday.
*Make your transition from being a kid to becoming a young adult
*Roommates can be from any part of the world – learn new cultures, make lifelong friendships.
*Teachers live amongst the students – get to know them well
*Become focused with what you want from life
*Education is not only in the classroom, it’s around people that care and guides students in the right direction.
The Association of Boarding Schools believes there are five principal advantages to a boarding school education, and you’ll find them reflected in different ways throughout their site. The following is an excerpt taken from TABS of what the advantages of Boarding school are.
- First, boarding schools provide unequaled academics, supported by small classes and heightened interaction between students and their teachers, who see their work as a calling, not a job.
- Secondly, in the unique residential campus environment in which they live, students are immersed in a special setting that promotes the camaraderie of common experience, friendship among peers, and a trust and honesty with mentors and adults that endures for a lifetime.
- Third, boarding school graduates are uniquely prepared for college life. Statistics reveal that graduates, on average, attend the nation’s finest universities and arrive at college better prepared for both the academic rigor and social challenges that universities present.
- Fourth, boarding school graduates are conditioned for future success. Studies have shown that boarding school graduates not only excel at some of the leading universities in the country, but also advance rapidly in their professional careers, and are more civically engaged than their peers.
- Fifth and finally, boarding schools bestow on students what they not only want but need—a calibrated independence. Living on campus provides an unparalleled setting for learning how to live with and among peers, and provides countless teachable moments for mentors to reinforce the myriad lessons of both school and life. By the time graduates arrive at university or their first professional job, they’re fully prepared for the challenges and responsibilities of adult life.