Modern boarding schools offer students opportunities to stretch themselves personally and academically, and gain valuable life experiences that prepare them for the post-secondary environment and life beyond.
You will learn a lot.
Boarding schools offer an exceptional educational experience. In fact, more than 60% of boarding students enroll in a boarding school because of the promise of a better education. In a boarding school environment, learning is central to all activities – regular hours for classes, homework, and recreation make it easy for students to focus on their studies. Boarding students benefit from greater interaction with their teachers and the experience of learning alongside motivated, like-minded peers.
You will be immersed in learning.
Living where you learn offers a unique opportunity to become fully immersed in your educational experience. Boarding schools offer a balanced program where school is much more than academics. Activities and experiences don’t end when the school day does. Clubs, athletics and other extracurricular opportunities are quite literally at your doorstep; you can truly do it all. With each new experience students learn more about themselves, gain confidence in their abilities and often discover interests and talents they never knew they had. It is a great way to learn who you are and what you’re good at.
You will have an adventure.
Studying in another part of the country or the world also offers a chance to explore a new destination. The boarding school environment encourages students to step outside their comfort zones. Going to boarding school in itself requires a willingness to try something new and unfamiliar, and the experience of learning alongside peers who are also trying new things is invaluable. After-school and weekend activities provide boarding students with diverse experiences and memorable adventures.
You will form friendships that span the globe.
Living on campus with your classmates and friends can also be a lot of fun; boarding students live within and help to shape a close-knit community. They gain a unique global perspective through the experience of living and learning with peers from all over the world. They gain new insights into each others’ cultures, and develop tolerance and respect for each other’s differences. Friendships bridge all differences, endure long after graduation, and truly span the globe. It is an experience that fosters a strong sense of belonging, a cohesive support network and many incredible memories.
You will be prepared for the future.
Life in residence closely resembles a post-secondary environment. The community is smaller and support closer at hand, but boarding students are provided with many opportunities to take on positions of responsibility and leadership. The skills and attitudes they develop make the transition to university an easy one. They learn to manage their time and balance their involvement in school life, their free time and their studies. They develop the ability to work effectively with people who may be different from themselves and to resolve their differences. Boarding students learn a lot about themselves in a safe environment where they can make mistakes and where there is always an adult around to offer advice and support.