A boarding school education is an educational system where some or all pupils study and are housed on campus in dormitories. Often times teachers, and other staff live there as well. Depending on the context, the students generally choose one or more options: full boarding, weekly, or monthly- and the duration of stay at the boarding school also variable. The main focus of this system is to have the student’s attention focused on academic matters and other school activities in a close-knit supportive community.
This accommodation also helps students from far away places who may have transportation or logistical problems. The system has proven effective for many decades now, as graduates in this type of school often become independent-minded students and responsible citizens of the country. There is an extremely high matriculation rate into prestigious universities after boarding school. There are co-ed boarding schools offered as well as options for girls only and separate schools available only for boys as well.
Many boarding schools are exclusively designed for girls. This type of school is usually run by nuns, or with religious affiliation. They believe that an all-girls boarding school will encourage students to focus more on their academic studies.
The notion that there is less trouble is also noted, since girls tend to be more disciplined students than their male counterparts. This means the school can tailor their problem solving to issues at hand and more effectively.
The all-boys boarding is also exclusive for boys. Here, the school introduces more discipline resembling more military boarding style so that they can really improve themselves to become responsible citizens in the future.
Intramurals and activities tailored to boys are a focus beyond the stellar education.
The mixed gender boarding schools are usually run by traditional schools.
The administrator of the system stands firmly on the doctrine of democracy and responsibility of the students to study hard and avoid temptations of the opposite sex while they’re young and still need to be nurtured.