The Surprising Benefits Of Boarding School For TeenagersBy David Thompson, UniversityHerald Reporter
The idea of sending your teenager to boarding school may seem like an extreme measure, but there are plenty of reasons why it can be an excellent choice. Boarding school can help teenagers in several ways and provide advantages that wouldn't be available otherwise, such as personal development, academic achievement, and lessened likelihood of substance abuse. Check out these surprising benefits of boarding school for teenagers and see if it's right for your child.
One of the best things about boarding school is that you make friends from all over the world. Because students come from so many different places, you have the opportunity to learn about new cultures and lifestyles. And, since you live with your friends, you bond quickly and form strong relationships. Finally, you can always count on someone being there to study or just hang out with when life gets too busy at home.
In high school, most kids focus on getting good grades in order to go to a good college and get a good job. At boarding schools, they focus on learning the material which helps them excel academically - even if they don't want to go into academics after high school. Many studies show that students who attend boarding schools do better academically than their peers.
Going away to school forces you to grow up faster and develop independence. Your ability to manage your time wisely, plan ahead, and follow through on commitments will become second nature as an adult.
Experiencing different cultures
One of the great things about boarding school is that it exposes teenagers to different cultures. Students come from all over the world to attend boarding school, so your teenager will have the opportunity to learn about new cultures and customs. This can be a great way for your teen to become more open-minded and tolerant of others. Additionally, your teen will likely make friends from all over the world, which can be a great way to learn about new cultures firsthand. Plus, many people find that they're able to grow closer with their peers in a boarding school setting because there are fewer distractions. Boarding schools also provide opportunities for students to participate in cultural events or perform arts. If you're considering sending your child away to board, do some research first and speak with other parents who've sent their children away before making a decision.
Getting used to being away from home
Most teenagers dread the thought of boarding school, imagining being away from home for the first time. However, it can help students get used to being away from home and living on their own. This can be beneficial in college and later in life when they may have to move for work or other reasons. Additionally, boarding schools can provide a more structured and academically rigorous environment than public schools, helping students prepare for college. In addition, many boarding schools offer a wide range of social activities such as sports teams, clubs, dances and community service projects. Finally, many teens choose to go into higher education after graduating from boarding school which is statistically more likely than students who attend public high schools.