The choice to go to a boarding school brings with it an opportunity for growth in areas such as academics, independence, maturation, and self-discipline. Boarding schools should not be viewed as "giving up" or "getting rid of" a student. On the contrary, the benefits of attending a college-preparatory boarding school are substantial and should be viewed as such.
Boarding schools can many times offer students accountability and life-skills that go well beyond those available at a public or larger private school. The simple fact is that boarding schools have the students 24-hours a day, while public schools are limited to around eight hours.
Some of the benefits of a boarding school are:
* Low student/teacher ratios
* Small class size meaning more time spent with each student
* College matriculation percentages
* Challenging academics
* Athletic and club participations
* Learning and resource centers on campus
* Most faculty have advanced degrees
* Off-campus resources available
* Diverse populations from different countries
* College counseling
* Excellent experience - having lived away from home and managed your time/money. Gives a student an advantage when they get to college.