The Advantages of a Boarding School Education

The Benefits of a Boarding School Education

Boarding schools have long been praised for offering students small class sizes, close alliances between students and teachers, and rigorous academics. But the long term benefits of attening boarding school were not always so clear. Until now ...

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"Boarding school students are better prepared for college than students who attend private day shools and public school ... boarding school students also make faster progress in their careers. The reason for these results may be a direct result of essentially being immersed in an academic environment full time."

Blythe Grossberg, Psy.D.
B.A. Harvard University
Psy.D. Rutgers University

Why Boarding School?

The following is from The Truth About Boarding Schools ...
a study by Art & Science Group LLC


"Boarding schools today are much different than they used to be, and poles apart from stereotypical Hollywood images. New research proves that contemporary boarding schools serve a diverse body of motivated and well-rounded students who study and live in supportive, inclusive academic communities where they learn about independence and responsibility - traditional values that help them achieve success at higher rates than private day and public school students - in the classroom and beyond. 

To gain a more comprehensive understanding of modern-day boarding schools and the relative value of the boarding school experience, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) commissioned Art & Science Group, a market research and consulting firm based in Baltimore, to study the subject. The results of their detailed assessment debunk many of the misperceptions about boarding schools and offer new insight in the strengths -  and advantages - of boarding schools today."  See for yourself ...


BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ALUMNI ARE OVERWHELMINGLY SATISFIED WITH THEIR ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES.

STUDENTS WHO REPORT THEIR SCHOOL IS ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGING
50% Public
70% Private Day
91% Boarding

STUDENTS WHO REPORT HAVING HIGH-QUALITY TEACHER
51% Public
70% Private Day
90% Boarding

STUDENTS WHO REPORT BEING SURROUNDED BY MOTIVATED PEERS
49% Public
71% Private Day
75% Boarding


BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS USE THEIR TIME MORE PRODUCTIVELY THAN PRIVATE DAY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.

HOURS PER WEEK DEDICATED TO EXERCISING OR PLAYING SPORTS
9 Hours Public
9 Hourse Private Day
12 Hours, Boarding

HOURS PER WEEK DEDICATED TO CREATIVE ENDEAVORS
4 Hours Private Day
5 Hours Public
6 Hours Boarding

HOURS PER WEEK SPENT WATCHING TELEVISION
7 Hours Public
7 Hours Private Day
3 Hours Boarding


BOARDING SCHOOLS ENCOURAGE POSITIVE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - 70% OF BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS SAY THAT BOARDING SCHOOL HELPED THEM DEVELOP SELF-DISCIPLINE, MATURITY, INDEPENDENCE, AND THE ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY.

STUDENTS WHO SAY THEIR SCHOOLS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP
52% Public
60% Private Day
77% Boarding

STUDENTS ENJOY TIME WITH TEACHERS AND COACHES OUTSIDE OF CLASS
4 hours/week Public
4 hours/week Private Day
9 hours/week Boarding


BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE BETTER PREPARED FOR COLLEGE - AS THEY LEARN HOW TO LIVE AND STUDY INDEPENDENTLY AND SELF-RELIANTLY, BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS DEVELOP THE SKILL SETS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE.

STUDENTS WHO REPORT BEING VERY WELL-PREPARED ACADEMICALLY FOR COLLEGE
39% Public
71% Private Day
87% Boarding

STUDENTS WHO REPORT BEING VERY WELL-PREPARED FOR THE NON-ACADEMIC ASPECTS OF COLLEGE LIFE - INDEPENDENCE, SOCIAL LIFE, TIME MANAGEMENT
23% Public
36% Private Day
78% Boarding

STUDENTS WHO REPORT THEIR HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE COUNSELOR WAS VERY HELPFUL IN EXPLORING COLLEGE OPTIONS
13% Public
23% Private Day
41% Boarding

STUDENTS WHO GO ON TO EARN ADVANCED DEGREES
21% Public
36% Private Day
50% Boarding


BOARDING SCHOOL ALUMNI ADVANCE MORE QUICKLY IN THEIR CAREERS AND ARE MORE PHILANTHROPIC.

STUDENTS WHO ACHIEVE POSITIONS IN TOP MANAGEMENT BY MID-CAREER
27% Public
33% Private Day
44% Boarding

STUDENTS WHO ACHIEVE POSITIONS IN TOP MANAGEMENT BY LATE-CAREER
27% Public
39% Private Day
52% Boarding

BOARDING SCHOOL ALUMNI ARE MORE PHILANTHROPIC
60% give to social service organizaions, compared to 46% of all others
58% give to political parties, compared to 33% of all others
52% give to their college, compared to 35% of all others

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