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The Benefits of Boarding School for Students 

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. 

Personal Growth 

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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. 

Academically Challenging 

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. 

The Benefits of Boarding School for Students 


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  • Michael Fisher
    3rd April 2021 at 7:53 am

    All very true and the downside is the cost

  • Carly Belsey
    6th April 2021 at 4:59 am

    My stepdad went to boarding school and his parents only lived in the next town, I just couldn’t do that. If we lived far away and wanted my children to go to somewhere that had a great reputation then maybe but I would miss them dearly. Afterall they will probably go to Uni which is like boarding school anyway eventually so you would miss out on a whole chunk of their young lives.

    • admin
      6th April 2021 at 9:59 am

      The same happened to my Dad and he hated it, my husband went to one his choice as he didnt want to keep moving as his dad was in the forces and loved it

  • GillHM
    8th May 2021 at 9:22 am

    I was a boarding pupil at a co-ed school in Surrey from 1967 – 74. I really feel that I blossomed there and was encouraged to experience and grow in every aspect of the curriculum. My school days were the happiest days of my life and even now I look back on them with great fondness. It may not be for everyone but it was dead right for me.I cried uncontrollably on the day, aged 18, that I had to leave!

    • admin
      10th May 2021 at 9:20 am

      My husband loved boarding school, he chose to go as his dad was in the forces and he didnt want to move around all the time


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