Myths About Boarding Schools!

Sending children to Boarding schools are a custom that many families in India tend to follow. However, actual knowledge about boarding school always tends to be covered and some parents tend to use it as a threat for children who are naughty or performing poorly academically.

Here is a list of common myths about boarding schools:

1. Boarding schools are only for naughty kids

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Most troubled children get threatened with being sent to boarding school. Boarding schools are actually populated with children whose parents have jobs that require them to move a lot or parents who feel like their children are mature enough to handle the rigours of boarding school. A boarding school is like any other school, except the students who tend to study there also live on the school premises itself.

2. Dormitories are like prisons

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Most certainly not. Most dormitories are welcoming places populated with children and bed and their various Knick knacks. Yes, children do have study hours and have to go to sleep at a certain time but the only places that tend to be locked are the doors which lead into the dormitory.

3. Students in boarding school do not have fun

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Students in boarding school do have fun. And sometimes, they have more fun than day scholars do because there is no chance of them being alone, not when they stay with their friends and in some cases, even room with them. In fact, when day scholars and boarding school students study together, it is the day scholars who need to work harder to fit in to boarding school culture, sometimes even feeling left out because they do not have the opportunities that residential students do.

4. It’s all about studying and you won’t fit in

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Boarding school children study just as much as the average day scholar does. In fact the children in a boarding school are no different from children in a normal school. The portrayal of boarding schools in media tends to be skewed. Before you join a boarding school, or want to enroll your child in one, visit the campus of the school. You will be surprised by how warm and welcoming the place is.

5. There is lot of homework and it is difficult

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While a boarding school will follow a certain curriculum, it does have a curriculum that extends beyond the one that traditional day schools follow. Boarding schools not only focus on studies, but on sports, extracurricular activities, holistic development etc. A student’s day is not only filled with classes, but also with sports, field trips, excursion etc. Students are given homework in accordance to the curriculum the school follows.

6. Diversity is rare at boarding schools

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Wrong. Boarding schools are melting pots of diversity. Of course, you will find that the majority of students might be from the same state or country the boarding school is situated in, but students come from far and wide to join boarding schools. It is not unusual to have several multinational students within a boarding school.

7. It will be hard to keep in touch with the family.

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Boarding school students and their families are privileged in that with the advances in communications, it’s much easier than ever to stay connected. Most of the boarding schools these days have a weeks’ vacation every three months so that the children do not get homesick.

Do you think we’ve missed out on something? Give your response in the comments section!

Source: http://theteachersdigest.com/8-myths-about-boarding-schools-busted/

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Most Popular Boarding Schools In India

The decision to send your child to a boarding school can be a hard one. But the long term benefits of it are sure to make a deep impact on his career and life. Children basically learn to be disciplined and focused by studying in a boarding school. They learn to take responsibility and away from the home environment, they can focus on academics. In a boarding school, stress is laid on the all-round development of the child. He is taught to be a good team player and get ready to take on the challenges of life. Children that pass out from boarding schools are better at adjusting to all kinds of situations.

Let’s take a look at some of the most famous boarding schools in India:

The Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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A boy’s only boarding school that needs very little introduction. With a student child ratio of 1:10 admission to this prestigious school is a tightrope for even the brightest children in this country

Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan

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Again a boy’s only boarding school that offers facilities’ like museums to armory sections to social development skills. You name it they have it

Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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It is one of the oldest boarding schools in all of Asia. It is a premier institution in North India. There are programs for rock climbing and mountaineering on offer too.

Rishi Valley School, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

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A co-education school that lays extra stress on learning and academics. Located in a prime location, the school has a long list of celebrities who passed put from here.

St. John’s International Residential School, Chennai

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A modern age co-education school that offers air conditioned hostels and top-notch facilities to all its students.

Welham Girls School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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You have to register your child at birth in order to get a fair chance at admission in this prestigious school. Students who pass out from this all-girls school have been known to have achieved great fame and laurels in life.

The Scindia School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

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The high end IT facilities of this school are world class. With 12 massive hostels on the campus the school has along standing unmatched reputation

The Daly College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

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This co-ed school has built a solid reputation for itself in the last decade or so. Children who pass out from this school are confident to take on all that might come their way

St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, West Bengal

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Darjeeling is world famous for its boarding schools for both boys and girls. An all boy’s school that has set a benchmark in high standards in education.

Sarala Birla Academy, Bangalore, Karnataka

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One of the top schools in Karnataka, that even houses a 18 bed hospital on its campus. Admissions are made on the basis of an entrance test that is followed by an interview.

source- http://topyaps.com/n-most-popular-boarding-schools-in-india
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