The idea of children studying at a boarding school incites a distinct concept of a 360-degree educational experience, as it brings all kinds of ‘boarding’ things to mind. Life at boarding is undoubtedly different than what a private or public school student may get to experience. But what is it really like to grow in a self-dependent and disciplined lifestyle being a boarder in the twenty-first century?
We’re busting the top 3 myths about attending a boarding school today with actual facts and research studies that show how boarding can benefit your child’s future success as a self-disciplined, independent individual.
FACT: Most boarding schools provide an international schooling curriculum that introduces students to more diverse cultures and traditions, attracting students from all across the world. Meeting people from across the country and around the world, boarders actually get to experience the beauty of diversity at a young age and learn to appreciate and accept the differences between one another which make them truly unique. Sharing life with other students who come from different cultures and backgrounds equips boarders with a valuable learning experience that most private or public schools lack. At SNIS Boarding School in Bangalore, the educational journey of our students is rooted in the cultural and international diversity of our academic foundation which aids their holistic development through a culturally responsive approach to learning.
FACT: At boarding, students look up to their teachers as parental figures and mentors in life. Even though the students are always under the ever-attentive supervision of their dorm parents, the teachers create a supportive environment to act more like mentors, rather than babysitters. At SNIS, we have separate boarding blocks with in-house accommodation for Dorm Parents, providing much-needed care and supervision for the students. With the comprehensive structure of pastoral support, each student is given individual attention to ensure the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being and make sure they can reach out with their personal concerns for student counseling.
FACT: Boarding schools recognize the vitality of the parent’s involvement in their child’s school life at the broad stages of child development. In fact, families find that boarding helps to improve their relationship with the child, reinforcing the strong bond between the parents and children spending quality time on the weekends. Most boarding institutions have different programs to keep the parents involved in the learning journey of their children and initiate school interaction with the parents on a regular basis. We see parents as the partners of the school at SNIS Boarding School in Bangalore, who actively engage with the school programs to enhance student learning.
Sharanya Narayani International School is India’s premier IB Boarding School in Bangalore, with first-class international schooling programs to nurture students with an interdisciplinary curriculum delivered through an inquiry-based teaching approach. At SNIS Boarding in Bangalore, we bring value to the students’ intellectual growth in an international schooling environment that nurtures their creativity and develops critical thinking skills in close-knit community culture.