10 Different Types of Boarding School

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Posted in Student Accommodation, Student Accommodation, Study Abroad | Comments Off

If we are to list down the type of boarding schools, you will find plenty. But, here we will tell you about the top 10 types of boarding schools which will give you a broad overview of the things to expect from each kind. Though to a student or a parent the prospect of seeking information about various residential schools through catalogs look great, but you should be aware of the kinds of schools before finalizing one.

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  1. Single Sex Boarding School

As the name is self-explanatory, in these kind of schools, you will find either an all girls’ or all boys’ group. They are often the traditional schools that understand unique trajectory and developmental issues with respect to each gender. The staff in these schools may not necessarily be single-sex dominated.

  1. Pre-Professional Sports Boarding Schools

If your child wants to go into athletic training, pre-professional sports boarding school is a step that’ll take your child nearer to his/her dream. Dedication to sport is crucial and it can make your child’s career if right skills are imparted at right time.

  1. Arts Boarding School

If your child is an art enthusiast, sending your child in pre-professional arts boarding school can accentuate his/her talent. Such a school will provide rigorous training, structure and performance opportunities as the child will get training under the guidance of experienced faculty.

  1. Religious Boarding Schools

These schools lay greater emphasis on a particular religion. They are essentially exclusive for a particular religion and they can either be single sex, mixed sex or private.

  1. Military Boarding Schools

Such institution is meant for the kids of Military or Army personnel. The main aim is to impart education to its students, but with a military-type disciplined lifestyle and philosophy. These are mainly government-funded institutes and are located within army cantonments. Boarding schools based on navy, army, marine and air force provide traditional college-prep training.

  1. Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Students who often suffer from emotional and behavioral problems, learning disorder, substance addicts or any related ailments are sent to therapeutic boarding schools. As they need special attention, they are unable to adjust in the normal school setting and need faculty that can understand and empathize their condition. Such schools are rehabilitative in their approach because students need constant supervision.

  1. International Boarding Schools

International boarding schools cater to the needs of international personnel residing in India, i.e. people having passport of other nations but are residing here on a temporary basis. These are generally the officials working in international organizations, companies, embassy staff, NGOs etc. They are set up with the help of nations having larger interest in the host nation. Most of these schools follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) board.

  1. Junior Boarding Schools

They are based on the level of education they offer like they provide lodging amenities for students aged 6-8 as per the regulations. Though these may well provide academic facilities for higher standards, but the updated infrastructure will be for junior classes only.

  1. High School Boarding Schools

Such schools provide education on the basis of standard starting from 8th onwards or as per their regulations. They may not provide lodging facilities below their stipulated grades (like in this case below 8th standard).

  1. Private Boarding Schools

They are managed, funded and organized by private institutions. They have their own policies and are autonomous to a large extent. They may or may not receive grants/funds from the government.

Author Bio – Jeeni Peter is a content strategist and online blogger who loves to compose tips and latest trends in education industry to help students secure a better future.

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