Boys’ boarding schools are just like any other boarding school. They aim to make fine, confident men out of boys, no matter what their class, race or religion. More and more parents are sending their children to boarding schools because they believe that these schools will teach independence and self-motivation that will enable their child to make practical decision throughout life. There are many kinds of boys’ boarding schools: college-prep, military, pre-professional, art, religious, therapeutic and many more.
Boys’ boarding schools are primarily academic. They are generally college-prep schools for adolescents aged from 10 and up. The goal of these schools is to combine academics, with physical and mental activities, hard work, co-operation and discipline. Boys learn to make intelligent choices and take responsibility for them, try new things, have a wide range of friends and have fun at the same time.
When choosing a boarding school for your child consider what the focus is you are looking for. There are religious, military, private and co-ed schools. Check out the programs at the school, both academic and non-academic and figure out the costs (many have scholarships and financing options). Keep in mind that the further away the school is, the less opportunity your child will have to come home or for you to visit. Visit the school with your child to make sure you are both in agreement with the decision to attend a certain boarding school. If you are close to a decision, ask the school for references and names of former students so that you can make sure that the programs are highly recommended. Also, make sure that services like counseling; athletics, arts and other programs are available. And, find out what the day-to-day dietary menus are like.
There are also several boys’ boarding schools for troubled adolescents. These schools deal with children who have problems like depression, alcohol/, dug abuse, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), teen suicide, conduct disorders, behavioral problems, oppositional defiant disorders, learning disabilities, obesity, eating disorders, violence, bullying and other problems that adolescents may face. These schools not only provide therapy for these students but also make them academically stronger.