Many parents find sending their kids to a boarding school necessary because of their work and living circumstances. Still more parents make the conscious choice to have their kids attend boarding school, as an important educational investment for their child’s future. Public and private day schools which are closer to home may provide good education, but boarding schools ensure academic excellence in all aspects of their program. While keeping a close watch on your kid may be more possible when they are living at home, there are many great benefits of sending them miles away to attend boarding school:
- Extended activities – Most boarding schools provide plenty of opportunities for a wide range of activities that students can participate in. Staple activities like sports (football, basketball, baseball, etc.) can be expected along with other unique alternatives you don’t usually see in day schools, like boxing, jiu jitsu, rock climbing, flight training, scuba diving, and many varied activities that offer new experiences.
- Self reliance – One of the biggest and most useful skill which boarding school students learn from while studying away from home is independence and self-reliance. They learn how to complete personal assignments, perform domestic chores, and cope with life without the help of others, while also getting a handle on managing their resources. This makes them more mature and more real-world-savvy than their day school peers.
- High moral character – The majority of boarding schools adhere to strict and high moral codes and aim to impress moral principles upon each student they admit. This leads students to practice the right values and manners until they are second nature. This is also why boarding school students tend to be more disciplined and organised and have stronger work ethic than typical day school children.
- Cultural diversity – Lastly, boarding schools offer a great deal of cultural diversity, exposing students to other kids from across the country, and even around the world.