Boarding schools are residential schools where the student resides in a hostel attached to the school. A hostel warden overlooks the activities of the students after school hours.
Parents who live in small towns and villages and want to provide a decent education to their wards usually admit their children in boarding schools. It is a tough decision on the part of the parents to leave their children in boarding schools.
Boarding schools have the reputation of providing quality education along with discipline.
Features of A Boarding School
Boarding schools should be spacious and have good ambiance as the student spends most of the time in the school and hostel. The hostel rooms should be comfortable and convenient for the children. Meals provided by the hostel mess should be nutritious and healthy. A doctor also should reside in the hostel to attend students in case of emergencies.
There should be a good playground with facilities to play games and sports like tennis, badminton, cricket, and football. Indoor games like chess and carom board should also be encouraged. Students should have access to learn music, dance, painting or any other art form during their spare time. There should be a regular time table for the convenience of the students. Study hours should be fixed.
Modern facilities like computer labs, science labs, math labs and libraries should be available in the boarding schools.
School authorities should take proper care of the students so that their overall personality is developed. Students should be engrossed in activities like debates, elocutions, and public speaking forums.
Parents should visit the school and check for all the facilities before admitting their children in a boarding school. It may be worth to find out about the reputation of the school through friends and other inmates of the boarding school.