Making the decision to send your child to a boarding school is never an easy one. You always want the very best for them, and there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. But there are a number of benefits to your child pursuing a boarding school education.
To bring some of those benefits to light, I’ve collaborated with a Private Secondary School in Dublin to help ease your mind over the decision to send your child to boarding school.
Living in dormitories on a school campus gives your child plenty of opportunity to grow, at an even more accelerated rate than normal. While they will have plenty of support from teachers and staff for any of their needs, the simple act of being away from home will encourage them to take on more personal responsibility and independence. The sheer number of extra-curricular activities as well will allow your child to try numerous wonderful things to help them find where their interests lie.
Many boarding schools have a reputation for hiring the best teachers and for developing a more challenging academic environment for your child than other public and private schools. It is an environment that will encourage your child to work hard to meet the challenge, with the very best educators there to help them along the way. It is an ideal environment for your child to unlock their potential.
Strong Bonds of Friendship
Your child will likely be in smaller classes than they would be in other schools, but they will be living in dorms with lots of other children going through the same experience. The very situation opens the door to some incredibly strong friendships that have the potential to last a lifetime. Boarding school is, in essence, a community, not just a school, and the communal experiences will undoubtedly lead to close and lasting friendships.