For years a boarding school was assumed to be a place where to send trouble some kids. Now students willingly pack their bags and wait for the vacations to be over to be able to get back as early as possible. People think boarding schools are meant for the rich or for troublesome children. This is a myth as the boarding schools have now become affordable and children of educated and highly placed parents are joining them.
Some more myths about boarding schools.
You must be rich to send your child to a boarding school
Boarding schools these days have become more accessible and even middle class and salaried people are able to afford them. If you calculate the amount of money spent on school fees, bus charges, food and other incidental expenses especially tuitions, the total sum is hardly different form what boarding schools charge.
The only difference being that at home you spend day to day and month to month, whereas in a boarding school you have to pay either the whole fees in one go or in two installments
Boarding Schools are only meant for trouble some kids
Of course it is right that some parents do tend to send trouble some kids to boarding schools, such children constitute a miniscule minority in most of these schools.
Kids do not enjoy or have fun at boarding schools.
Discipline and rules are definitely a part of a boarding school but you might be surprised to know that boarding schools are a lot of fun. If you talk to boarding school students or alumni today, most will tell you the same thing – it’s an environment that’s conducive to making incredible friends and having fun in the process. Keep in mind that while strong academics are a key focus for boarding schools, they also strive to foster independence in students.
There is no diversity at a boarding school.
You will find students from different geographic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in a boarding school. Also, boarding schools create more meaningful opportunities for different students to interact with one another-whether in the dorms, classrooms or playing fields - they will always be surrounded by a diverse population that they’ll inevitably get to know throughout the year..
It will be hard to keep in touch with the family.
Boarding school students and their families are fortunate in that with the advances in communications, it’s much easier than ever to stay connected. Most of the boarding school’s these days have a week’s vacation every three months so that the children do not get homesick
Chinmaya Vidyalaya is one of the best boarding Schools of North India situated between Chandigarh and Shimla, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a premier residential School providing world class hostel facilities and value-based education.