There are plenty of private day schools out there, so if you’re planning on attending a private school as a day student, should you even consider places that are also home to boarding students?
The answer is yes! There are so many reasons to go to a boarding school even as a day student, but here are just three of them:
You’ll Get an International Education
Going to boarding school as a day student is like getting the best of both worlds: you can get an international education and meet people from around the world while still staying at home. Cheshire Academy has students from 36 different countries and has a curriculum that emphasizes the global community.
You’ll Grow as an Athlete
A lot of day schools let students return right home after classes end. However, many boarding schools like to keep their students active in both mind and body, and so require sports. I always felt like athletics wasn’t my thing, so I was disappointed to learn my boarding school required three seasons of athletics. However, looking back on my time as an athlete, I wouldn’t change it for anything. I learned so much about being a team player and even developed some great skills.
You’ll Know People in Cities Around the World
One of my favorite things about going to boarding school as a day student is knowing people in cities around the world. If I ever have to travel for work or school, I can call up an old friend to have dinner with.
There you have it: three reasons to go to boarding school as a day student! Whichever option you pick, make sure to research each school to find your best fit.