Regular day schools are not any better or worse than boarding schools. Boarding schools are just sleep over schools. Some have areas of specialization, such as a military boarding school; another might be for gifted students, yet another for students that don’t fit in well within the standard school system. Some parents may wish to send their kids to a foreign boarding school to provide exposure to a different culture. But in the end, it’s a matter of opinion if this type of education has any better scholastic merit over a regular public education.