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Do children benefit from attending boarding school?

  • All Good Kids

    My son who attends Blair Academy came home to our house in Colts Neck and brought along his three friends he wrestles with. One of the kids lives in Alpine, one is from Little Silver which is in our county, and the other is from the Upper East Side of Manhattan. All obviously come from rich and wealthy families like my kid and I think that is great! I grew up attending the Ranney shool where Bruce Springsteen's kids went to school. So I think its great that even though I came from a wealthy family and now my kid does and his friends, none of them are snobby as they portray rich kids on TV and in Movies. All kids including mine are grateul and understand how lucky they are. And guess what I would rather have my kid involved in a cocaine ring at his wealthy school then doing and smoking other drugs like meth, weed, and heroin. Public schools are just sad. Whether its boarding school or private day school just do not send your kid to public school with poor kids unless the public school is a very good school.

  • Cause they can

    A aaaaaaa time in holidays. I was sent to boarding school as I lived in an African country where school stopped at 11 years old. I went 3 months before my 11th birthday and I loved boarding school. It teaches you so much about being independent, confident and resilient. It teaches exemplary social skills and self esteem. Yes, there is bullying (as there is in all schools) but boarding schools generally tackle this issue much better as it can't be passed off to parents to handle. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. Its not just for rich people as my parents were busy doing work in vulnerable communities and my fathers employer paid for me to go as they needed my fathers skills. Its really ignorant to condemn boarding schools if you've never been.

  • Good for the child

    Children these days need to understand life is no bed of roses, it's tough, for a start when I was at school (non-boarding school) all I was allowed to do was homework, tea then bed - if I was lucky a spot of television. No homework then I was set a home project.

  • I agree because boarding school is good

    Boarding school is good because you get to learn things and they teach so well. If you have not try boarding schools go and try it now because it is good and you don't want to miss their teaching it is enjoyable try boarding school you will really love it.

  • I think yes

    You will get to feel a tight bond with your school and friends around you. People who choose boarding life are often the people who love school. It also teaches children to be more independent and apparently sport fesilities are better too. Don't know if this is entirely true though.

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  • Changes kid's bad habit

    Boarding schools are really tough on little kids. So if little kids go to boarding schools, they probably will fix their bad habit because those teachers there are so... Man! They are extremly strict! If you do somthin' wrong, they become extemly mad at that boy! I bet the'll punish him.

  • Do children benefit from attending boarding school?

    Boarding schools are wonderful places for students to grow. They start as early is middle school - a junior boarding school. Some school even offer a PG or a post graduate program which is a one year transition program for new high school graduates before they enter college.

    Often parents do not send their kids to boarding school, but it is their kids who choose to go to boarding school. The biggest reason that kids chose to go to boarding school is because their current school can not offer them the best academic match. Either, there is not a competitive enough program for a student to take advantage of or stretch in. For instance, there are not enough AP courses offered or not enough languages taught or not a large selection of upper class electives. On the other side, there may be a student with learning differences who can not be supported in their current school due to a large size classroom or programmatic restrictions.

    At the heart of it, kids are heading to boarding school because it provides strong academic and social skills that prepare students for college and the world after. Boarding school teachers spend twice as much time with their students than teachers in public school or even private day schools. The TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) website reports that 90% of students say that their teachers are of a great higher quality. College counselors at boarding schools have a much smaller load than their public school counterparts. Students typically are in class with kids from all around the world - sometimes schools have students representing almost 50 countries in their school. One great factor of boarding schools, is students tend to be more motivated to succeed. Again, TABS reports that 78% of students are motivated by their peers. Lastly, families see it as a one-stop-shop. Meaning, they can provide academic excellence and combine it with elite academic and athletic programs. Students who really want to delve into their interests don't have to waste time in carpool, but rather they walk 10 minutes to get to the hockey rink or the music building for a viola lesson. Students learn not only how to be independent, their executive functioning skills grow - organization, leadership, time management, critical thinking skills, etc.

    I can't stress or agree with the previous contributor more when it comes to finding the right match in a school. Families can work with an educational consultant who suggests different schools based on your child's academic profile, extra curricular interests, and financial need. Boardingschoolreview.Com and boardingschools.Com are two great websites to start exploring. Many boarding schools offer open houses or class visit days where you get to experience boarding school for the day. Boarding schools are not for everyone, but they are wonderful places for kids to grow.

  • Do children benefit from attending boarding school?

    Boarding schools are wonderful places for students to grow. They start as early is middle school - a junior boarding school. Some school even offer a PG or a post graduate program which is a one year transition program for new high school graduates before they enter college.

    Often parents do not send their kids to boarding school, but it is their kids who choose to go to boarding school. The biggest reason that kids chose to go to boarding school is because their current school can not offer them the best academic match. Either, there is not a competitive enough program for a student to take advantage of or stretch in. For instance, there are not enough AP courses offered or not enough languages taught or not a large selection of upper class electives. On the other side, there may be a student with learning differences who can not be supported in their current school due to a large size classroom or programmatic restrictions.

    At the heart of it, kids are heading to boarding school because it provides strong academic and social skills that prepare students for college and the world after. Boarding school teachers spend twice as much time with their students than teachers in public school or even private day schools. The TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) website reports that 90% of students say that their teachers are of a great higher quality. College counselors at boarding schools have a much smaller load than their public school counterparts. Students typically are in class with kids from all around the world - sometimes schools have students representing almost 50 countries in their school. One great factor of boarding schools, is students tend to be more motivated to succeed. Again, TABS reports that 78% of students are motivated by their peers. Lastly, families see it as a one-stop-shop. Meaning, they can provide academic excellence and combine it with elite academic and athletic programs. Students who really want to delve into their interests don't have to waste time in carpool, but rather they walk 10 minutes to get to the hockey rink or the music building for a viola lesson. Students learn not only how to be independent, their executive functioning skills grow - organization, leadership, time management, critical thinking skills, etc.

    I can't stress or agree with the previous contributor more when it comes to finding the right match in a school. Families can work with an educational consultant who suggests different schools based on your child's academic profile, extra curricular interests, and financial need. Boardingschoolreview.Com and boardingschools.Com are two great websites to start exploring. Many boarding schools offer open houses or class visit days where you get to experience boarding school for the day. Boarding schools are not for everyone, but they are wonderful places for kids to grow.

  • Do children benefit from attending boarding school?

    Boarding schools are wonderful places for students to grow. They start as early is middle school - a junior boarding school. Some school even offer a PG or a post graduate program which is a one year transition program for new high school graduates before they enter college.

    Often parents do not send their kids to boarding school, but it is their kids who choose to go to boarding school. The biggest reason that kids chose to go to boarding school is because their current school can not offer them the best academic match. Either, there is not a competitive enough program for a student to take advantage of or stretch in. For instance, there are not enough AP courses offered or not enough languages taught or not a large selection of upper class electives. On the other side, there may be a student with learning differences who can not be supported in their current school due to a large size classroom or programmatic restrictions.

    At the heart of it, kids are heading to boarding school because it provides strong academic and social skills that prepare students for college and the world after. Boarding school teachers spend twice as much time with their students than teachers in public school or even private day schools. The TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) website reports that 90% of students say that their teachers are of a great higher quality. College counselors at boarding schools have a much smaller load than their public school counterparts. Students typically are in class with kids from all around the world - sometimes schools have students representing almost 50 countries in their school. One great factor of boarding schools, is students tend to be more motivated to succeed. Again, TABS reports that 78% of students are motivated by their peers. Lastly, families see it as a one-stop-shop. Meaning, they can provide academic excellence and combine it with elite academic and athletic programs. Students who really want to delve into their interests don't have to waste time in carpool, but rather they walk 10 minutes to get to the hockey rink or the music building for a viola lesson. Students learn not only how to be independent, their executive functioning skills grow - organization, leadership, time management, critical thinking skills, etc.

    I can't stress or agree with the previous contributor more when it comes to finding the right match in a school. Families can work with an educational consultant who suggests different schools based on your child's academic profile, extra curricular interests, and financial need. Boardingschoolreview.Com and boardingschools.Com are two great websites to start exploring. Many boarding schools offer open houses or class visit days where you get to experience boarding school for the day. Boarding schools are not for everyone, but they are wonderful places for kids to grow.

  • Boarding schools are a farce

    It is clear that those ignorant, snobby and lazy parents will undoubtedly send their children away, only to be ruthlessly cast aside by virtue of the serious mismanagement and carelessness of the staff. Whenever the thought comes to mind of children receiving an unparalleled education at the expense of losing their entire childhood memories with their family, the immediate thought that should immediately come to mind and shake even the coldest of hearts, is how will the child cope with the psychological distress of living without genuine role models within their lives, as opposed to what are, in essence, strangers.

  • I miss family

    As I am in a boarding school, I miss my family a lot and the memories which I had with them makes me feel like crying. A child always needs family support and teach to be a good human being. Staying in a boarding school makes a child feel lacking of love and loneliness which affects her study and even make better possibilities to get spoiled.

  • Children don't ever benefit from attending boarding school.

    There are several disadvantages to attending boarding school. There are some social network sites that are blocked during the school week. In most boarding schools, you can only go so far away from the premises when you wish to go out with friends over the weekend. Many boarding schools are religious, and students are often forced to attend and sit through services that may not pertain to their beliefs. Younger pupils are often bullied by older boarders and patronized by staff members. Parents shift the job of disciplining their child onto the school and staff.

  • Abandonment- limited- involvement

    Young children need the stability love and support of their family when growing up. Lack of true love and nourishment is the source of decay in our present environment.

    Children need to be guided by those who love them not left alone to float without a raft, rudder or guide.

  • Not good .

    Away from home , mean dormmaster with a satanic twist , studying day and night , no contact with girls to speak of , mild sexual abuse and hazing leaving bruises , repeating a year before i started , chores at 06:30 done in fear ,to this day never married and still trying to heal .

  • No, children do not benefit from boarding school, because those children will miss out on important life lessons that can only be taught in a family.

    Life consists of far more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. Some may argue that boarding schools may offer top notch education. However, there are some things in life that can only be learned at home and in a family setting. Kids who attend boarding schools may miss out on these important life lessons during their developmental stages in life.

    Posted by: Sk8brdrCar
  • It is important to solidifying nuclear family relationships that the child be raised at home.

    School is often a difficult experience for many children. It is certainly filled with ups, downs, trials, and tribulations. It is important to have the support of your parents during these times. It is also important to have the guidance of a parent during these times, as peers can easily lead a child astray. Boarding schools cannot monitor, nor give a child, all the support that they need on a daily basis. The lack of support by a parent can make a child feel abandoned. This feeling of abandonment tears at the nuclear family fabric.

    Posted by: J Lamb 43
  • Boarding school does not give children a good social background and makes it more difficult when they enter the real world.

    Boarding school keeps students in a bubble. They do not have exposure to the same troubles and life experiences as students who attend public school. Public school gives students a better grasp on the reality of what life is like for students less fortunate than themselves, because students who attend boarding school typically come from more well-off families.

    Posted by: WardGrad
  • Children should be with their family..

    I will never recommend boarding school for children. A child need to get their family's support, love and affection. They will miss these all things when they send to a boarding school. Staying in a boarding school makes a child feel loneliness that may affect his/her study. Also have a chance to get spoiled.

  • Boarding school is not good for mental health and normal relationships.

    Boarding school is not good for mental health and normal relationships.
    Kids do not interact with each others normally like people do in real life, they are very isolated and living in pressure. It's simply not good for their mental health, and it's not a normal life. They do not experience the life we are living right now; It's even worse if it's a boy school; it seriously affects teen's mental health and their right to choose.


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