Board schools are good for students because they remove the distractions of commuting to school and family life. Students can still see their families on weekends and holidays, but during the week they can focus on their studies without any interruptions. Students who go to boarding schools tend to get better grades.
When it comes to alternative education, boarding schools provide some unique opportunities. They allow the students the opportunity to live and learn under the same roof as other students. When you have the extra support of friends, teachers and other students, it usually provides an adequate setting for students to learn more effectively. It's what I commonly refer to as 'enhanced education'.