Tips to Choose Right Boarding School

Tips to Choose Right Boarding School

before you send your kid out to a boarding school, there are a few tips that will help you to decide if this is the best boarding school for your child.  that you should do. Since you are sending your child in the care of someone else, you need to do thorough research. Here are a few points you should keep in mind before you choose a boarding school for your kid.

  1. Dormitories should be well maintained and clean. They should suit your child as there is often a roommate system and you need to ensure that the dorm is not too overcrowded or unhygienic.
  2. The school should have a well-equipped first aid box where there are medicines available as per medical needs and not just some cotton and Dettol.
  3. They should have qualified medical professionals and a nanny in case if your child ever falls sick. Some sicknesses are healed by a mother’s touch and a nanny is required in such a scenario.
  4.  Food. You should also check the quality of food provided and if there is proper hygiene followed. You don’t need us to tell you that good food is important. Every meal should be covered with a nutritious, balanced diet. As a boarding student, your child should be served three balanced meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks during the day. So, ensure that this facility is present in the boarding school.
  5.  List of Sports. Ensure that when you enrol for a boarding school the sports activities, they provide match with the sports your child is interested in. Researches claim that kids who indulge in sports activities tend to concentrate better at academics too. Thus, you should make sure that the school has an impeccable set of sports activities for their students to choose from.
  6. This is a very crucial step too. Check for how many backouts have happened in an academic session and ask for their reason. This will help you understand the quality of the boarding school. Usually there is a 2-5 percent backout if a parent faces a financial crisis and has to withdraw their child from school. If the backout is more than that it means that there is some issue within the quality of service provided by the school. 
  7. Keep in mind to ask about the founders of the school. Understand their mission. What their school aim is. There are so many different types of schools in India that teach different cultures and religions. like catholic, gurukul, international. Do thorough research and understand what will suit you and your child.
  8. Ensure that the school has a parent’s teachers association.    There are innumerable benefits associated with the PTA. In this, it is the teachers and the parents that sit together and discuss various issues regarding school and even a particular student. The overall aim of the PTA meeting is to ensure the school offers the best learning experience for the students keeping in mind their needs.
  9. Keep in mind that your child should have a happy and educative environment. You should get positive vibes the moment you step in the school. If not, you should refrain from taking admission in such a school. Do proper research before sending your child to a boarding and not because someone else referred it to you. It is not necessary whatever suits Sharmaji’s son will suit your kid too.
  10. Check if they do justice to the amount of fees charged. see why the fees are so much. if it is for the sake of facilities or the sake of brand before looking for any school keep in mind if they provide the facilities on the amount of charges

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