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Advantages and Disadvantages of Boarding Schools

Boarding schools-an article about the advantages and disadvantages of indian boarding schools.

Boarding schools- the name itself bring the picture of a haunting place before the minds of children. It is a reaction, which arouses little surprise since boarding schools have been portrayed in such a pathetic way by the media and film industry. Residential schools should be a home away from home. They should be the heavenly place where the potentials of students are exploited to the maximum, which will give them an upper hand over other kids. The topic of debate is whether Indian boarding schools have achieved this primary aim. Most of the Indian boarding schools help in the physical, psychological and emotional development of its students.

Life is a big challenge. In today’s competitive world children who boldly face the challenges of life alone wins. Boarding schools have succeeded in creating a strong mental framework among students that will help them in the long run. Children learn the lessons of self-reliance and care for others from the boarding schools. Boarding schools can be considered as a mini-university of life where children from different backgrounds stay together. The first lesson a child learns from boarding schools is the lesson of adaptation. They make themselves adapt to the new environment, which is completely strange to them. This lesson is the primary and important lesson of life. It is one of the key ingredients of success in life. It helps the student to grow up as matured persons without any adaptation problems.

Another advantage of boarding schools is that they will enable the students to grow up as a self-reliant person. Since they live away from parents and dear ones students will learn to tackle their problems independently. Self-reliance contributes a lot in the development of a successful human being. This will help students to cultivate self-respect within them. All these contribute in the growth of confident persons who believe in themselves.

Indian boarding schools provide the students with a vast opportunity to engage in a variety of extra-curricular activities. This will exploit the hidden talents of the students to the maximum. By the end of their school period, they will be groomed into matured persons who are able to take the apt decision regarding their career. The various curricular and co-curricular activities will enable the students to recognize their aptitude and talents. Boarding schools act as a foster home for students. A boarding school alumnus is able to tackle any critical situation in their life with the help of practical knowledge they gained from their school life.

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  1. Edgar Barigye

    On September 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

    I think there’s a big problem with the parents if they feel that they cannot train their children to be strong and independent themselves, and instead have to surrender their role as the number one influence in their child’s life to a bunch of complete strangers whose morality and parental abilities are completely Email:

  2. tukang senyum

    On February 19, 2009 at 2:31 am

    dear blogger..
    i was in debate..
    i was thinking that maybe u can help me to give some advice or point aboUt the DISADVANTAGES OF BOARDING SCHOOL..
    coz i’m in the opposition team..

    person that realllllyyyy neeed ur help,
    tuKaNg SenYuM …


    On February 21, 2010 at 11:03 am


  4. Faizaan

    On August 24, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I left for one of India’s most famous boarding schools when I was nine. I would strongly dissuade anyone wanting to put their children in boarding. The emotional void created by the experience stays with the individual forever. At boarding schools, children encounter performance based acceptance on a daily basis and self-esteem becomes contingent on doing rather than being. They grow up loving, caring and giving in order to win the acceptance they never experienced and enter into relationships for the wrong reasons. Performance based acceptance also often engenders workaholism where one only feels good when working hard and “bad” when appearing to be lazy. One is comfortable only so long as one is doing and producing, and rarely stops to celebrate life. Further, most of these psychological effects are realized very late in life.

  5. chetna puri

    On September 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    i have not still got the answer of my question cause u have told only the advantages of boarding one child has studied in hostel n im confused for my second child send or not send to hostel.i’ve notised achild do become independent but i think over independent .please suggest

  6. candycane

    On November 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm

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  7. candycane

    On November 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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  8. Mary

    On May 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Not what I was looking for. Wanted the disadvantages not advantages

  9. Sanjay

    On September 25, 2012 at 5:49 am

    I think a very relevant psychological point has been made by faizan….the void created by parental-absence is indeed like a forced orphan situation.
    Different individuals could react to such a situation differently. However, it cannot be completely bad….as time has shown

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