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 responsibiity - 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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