Life at a Boarding School


If you are a parent who wants to send his child to a boarding school or you are a student who wants to get admission in a boarding school then you must this content a quick read to get a clear picture of how life will be like in a boarding school.

Life at a Boarding School
Life at a Boarding School

Using smartphones

There isn’t any hard and fast rule to totally refrain yourself from using smartphones. Boarding schools will make you understand the difference between use and overuse. They will give you independence so that you use common sense and courtesy before using the technology. A study by Boarding School Review states that schools do not directly stop children from using mobile phones inside the school campus as this would limit them from learning new technologies and how to use them without misusing them.

Using tablets and laptops

Boarding schools govern the use of laptops and computer at the school. Policies are explained during the orientation.

This is for all the gerbil lovers

Only a select few will allow you to take your adorable gerbils with you. So, if you have one and you think you cannot live without it then before taking admission in any institution ask the authorities if they allow gerbils on the campus.

Religious Holidays

Most schools will accommodate the reasonable requests to you will make to return to your place for religious observance as this is not something they will say no to.

Sleeping timings

Yes! You can and that will vary according to the grade you are in. Boarding schools are away from home, but they will make obedient to all their rules and regulations. You are expected to get back to your rooms by 8 p.m. and the light will be turned off at a certain time.

Off-Campus Outings

Yes, because children living in boarding school have very limited access to the outside world, so they are taken for outings on a time to time basis and these are educational trips organize for students. Apart from educational trips schools also organize camping trips, summer camps, trips to nearby places and far-off places (totally dependent upon the age and class grade).

Visiting home during weekends

Because in schools you are the responsibility of you’re the school staff, therefore, they will only allow you to visit home when you get proper permission from your parents.

What happens if you fall sick?

Boarding schools give you a home away from home which means that you will have good facilities, at least the basic ones of all and apart from that there will be always someone who will take care of you. In case a child falls sick there are healthcare facilities inside the campus and doctors are available 24*7. In case the problem is serious then you will be immediately rushed to the nearest best hospital.

Dressing Code

Every boarding school has a dressing code. Some have a uniform and others have guidelines, rules, and regulations that they want you to follow to the letter. A dressing code can also include rules on piercings, hairstyles, and tattoos. Not every school has the exact same rules, it depends on the prestige of the school as well as the gender demographics – you may find that a boarding school for boys has a less strict dress code than a unisex school. No matter the rules, the school should have clearly explained to you what is acceptable and what is not. If you are found to have broken a rule, you will not be able to attend classes until it is corrected.

Social Life

Boarding School for boys provides various activities from sports, extra-curricular, social activities, inter-school competitions and everybody is made to participate in the activity of their liking so that it leads to their overall development and growth. Not just education is promoted but also extra-curricular activities are given importance. According to the ren

Getting to the airport to go home

Schools take the responsibility to contact the transportation services for taking the students to the airport, railroad station and the bus terminus whenever there are vacations or other long-term breaks.

All the points that have been mentioned above are the general answers to the queries but for the more detailed insight, you need to choose one school that you are interested in and then go through their prospectus as that will give the detailed information of the rules, regulations, guidelines that are laid down by a school.

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