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Is Boarding School Right for Me?

FW15-JAGO_101015_0635Applying to boarding school is a big decision, and many students find themselves wondering, is boarding school right for me? While we can't officially answer that question for you, we can share these three important benefits of attending boarding school.

Gain Independence

From the moment you wake up in the morning (hopefully on time!), at boarding school you are responsible for yourself. Your parents aren't there to wake you up, make sure you're dressed appropriately, check your homework, or get to class on time. Boarding school helps you gain independence and become more responsible for yourself. You also get used to living away from your parents, which may make the transition to college easier.


Improve your time management

This goes hand-in-hand with independence, but managing your time is one skill you will master at boarding school. While your school provides a schedule for you to follow, it's up to you to make sure you are on time for meals, classes, meetings, sports, activities, and more. It's also up to you to balance your academic workload, athletics requirements, arts involvement, clubs, and social time.


Excel in your academics

Boarding schools typically have rigorous academics and high expectations for students. They also have ample resources to help you succeed. From talented teachers and academic support programs to vast books and online resources in your library, boarding schools are known for giving students the tools to succeed. Plus, with small class sizes, students get personal attention from their teachers, and with teachers living on campus, you can usually arrange a session any time of day to get extra help.


Stacy Jagodowski

Written by Stacy Jagodowski

Ms. Jago joined the Cheshire Academy community in August 2013 as the director of strategic marketing and communications. Prior to coming to Cheshire Academy, she spent six years working in communications offices at both colleges and private school, as well as five years in admission at both boarding schools and day schools.

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