A top boarding school search and admissions site – Admissions Quest states the following benefits of boarding school:
Boarding schools provide a great opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities, some of which you may never have tried- from athletics to debate. You don’t just go to class. You’re on an athletic team, play in the jazz band and work as student tour guide for the admission office.
Smaller Scale Academics
Small classes, personal attention and relationships with teachers means not getting lost or overlooked in the classroom. Be prepared to participate by asking questions and knowing your material.
College Counseling/Academic Guidance
Many boarding schools have dedicated college counselors to guide you through the competitive college admission process. They help you explore the possibilities and zero in on the schools that best fit your talents and interests.
Relationships Beyond the Classroom
You get to know your teachers as people. They don’t go home at three o’clock when classes are over; they live with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The classroom is just a small part of a boarding school experience. Some of the most important learning takes place outside of the classroom.
Boarding schools are committed to fostering a tight knit community. Warm, friendly, family-like atmospheres are found in many boarding schools.
A Busy Life
Boarding schools provide structure outside the classroom. Afternoon requirements (athletics, arts, etc.) and evening study hours keep you engaged throughout the day.