Some people or children may not like boarding schools where they have to stay for 24 hours and away from the family.
There are many reasons to go to boarding school. The academics, the athletics, and the extracurricular activities are just a few considerations.
Here are some reasons why some parents send their children to such schools.
Most of the boarding schools hire the teachers who are professional in their degrees and love to teach, therefore, they get the most professional teachers in their classes.
Great sports and sports facilities
Besides the best academic facilities, boarding schools usually have the best sports facilities for their students.
Great art programs and art facilities
Theater, dance, music, fine arts, in short, anything and everything artistic is part of the opportunity which awaits you at most boarding schools. Several schools have magnificent performing arts centers and museums. Gorgeous chapels with fine pipe organs and choirs are still common.
Opportunity to live away from home
It’s not an easy experience for children to be away from home but if at any rate, it should happen then it gives them a feeling of independence and confidence to live away from family and all.
surrounded by classmates who want to go to college
Your classmates are in boarding school because they want to be there. They want to learn. They want to be successful. The reason you go to private school is to learn. Most schools are rather selective about who they admit. Being willing to work hard in class and play hard on the playing field is all part of the college prep package boarding schools offer.
The libraries/media centers are well-stocked
The older, more established schools have traditional library facilities which in many cases are better equipped than those at many colleges. Libraries have morphed over the years into media centers. The typical boarding school library will have the latest technology available, in addition to all the usual print materials. And they will have them in abundance.
The classes are small
If you are in a public school with 30-40 students to a class, chances are that you will just be a number, unless you are very smart or very bad. You will probably get lots of attention either way. In a boarding school, on the other hand, classes typically are 10-15 students. You cannot hide in a class that small. You have to participate. You will get called upon for your response. You will never just be a number in a boarding school. Boarding schools, as a rule, are not very large. Yes, some, like Exeter have 1,000 students. But most have a student population in the 350-500 student range.