As a veteran who manages boarding school preparation in Chandigarh and tricity for various elite borading schools in India, I meet countless year after year who are brimming over with anxieties, hopes and queries regarding entrnace preparation for their kids.
It is every parent's dream to extend the best education to their children. Boarding Schools in India such as Doon, Welham's, St. George, Sanawar, Mayo and others are some of the eminent educational institutions that are a dream come true for parents in this respect.
Courtesy a plethora of good schools countrywide, the parents nowadays are better informed at sending their kids to a better place to learn things and receive quality education. Boarding schools are now in greater demand. However, a number of questions often arise in parents' mind regarding elite boarding schools. Some of the pertinent questions that may arise in their minds include:
- Are boarding schools better than day schools for their children?
- Do they acquire good or bad company there?
- Shall there be helping & supportive staff?
- Will there be proper equipment, library, science or computer labs?
- Is the curriculum of study CBSE/ICSE/IB or any other?
I've tried answering some of the most frequent queries that come my way:
The main criteria is of budget, as private schools have high fees, but as compared to the boarding schools they not provide the expected state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities, environment, teaching methodology and well-equipped tools as promised.
It is on account of these reasons that parents in the current scenario prefer sending their kids to best boarding schools in order to give them a better education in their own comparison. Most importantly, the parents are hopeful that after gaining such exclusive education their children would transform into capable & independent individuals capable of weathering the challenges of life more skillfully and with greater conviction.
Let's have a look at some of the advantages that Boarding Schools offer over Regular Day Boarding Schools
1. A sense of Independent Living
Boarding school children are often independent & self-reliant as they learn to solve their problems on their own like managing their school uniform, clothing, and beddings.
2. Becoming Responsible
Children become more responsible when they live far away from their parents & family. They know that only they have to manage their chores. They live, study & play with the children of their own age group.
3. Better focus on Studies with fewer distractions
Many boarding schools have big classrooms with a smaller ratio of students. This works well for the children as each and every child gets equal attention in class. With this, proper focus on week students also becomes possible.
The most important thing is that in residential schools, they are not distracted by social media & cell phones as playing video games, watching too much television is limited in boarding schools. This also helps them in focusing better on studies.
4. Holistic Development
Students at boarding schools are often exposed to a multitude of activities. This ensures they have full-rounded education with an addition to fine arts, painting, exposure to games & sports, playing instruments, music, dance, drama, etc.
Since all these activities are mandatory in the school premises and there’s no issue of a hobby coming in between studies. In this way, students can pursue their passion.
What all we perform every day, become a part of our daily life. Thus, living & studying in boarding schools ensures the stability of students. Daily routine and structure give boarders around with certainty. This enhances their ability to become stable & to live with the wider world.
Relationships are a source of security & confidence.
Living with the students of same age group, children tend to establish new relationships with each other. They form a positive & life-long friendship.
7. Pastoral Care
When children live away from their families, they lack family love, which is needed for a child. But in boarding schools too, they get care & love of the boarding teams who take care & supervise them every time.This promotes positive learning experiences in and out of the boarding house.
Boarding schools offer various academic opportunities to the students living & studying under their school campus. While providing opportunities to try new things, challenge yourself, build character, and make lifelong friendships. This fosters a sense of competition among them. There is no better place for the preparation for college, and life beyond.
In boarding schools, children from far-flung areas come & gain an education. This enables them to live in unity. Local students can also benefit themselves by living with students having different culture, traditions, race, and heritage. Boarding schools have a demographic which is much larger than their surroundings.
10. New Experiences
Students at boarding schools experience new rewarding things which are also essential for overall development of their personality. These include swimming, playing cricket, learning fine arts, painting, tie n die, pottery making river rafting and many more. Academic students can also extend themselves through many advanced courses.
Thus, boarding school can be the right option for your children if you want them to develop their social skills.
If you are looking to enroll your child for a Boarding School Entrance Preparation Course, get in touch with Mohita Ma'am at 9888586545. With years of experience, 100% results and a team of selflessly dedicated teachers, she is indeed the best mentor that you can get for your child.