Boarding school can be a great way to give your child the best possible education, but it is important to make sure you are prepared. From understanding boarding school fees and boarding school application deadlines to knowing what to pack for boarding school, this article will provide you with everything you need before sending your child off.

You should pack for boarding school as if you were going away yourself. Bring comfortable, versatile clothing that can be layered and easily adjusted to the ever-changing seasons. You will also need a coat appropriate for boarding school weather conditions and boots or other shoes that can stand up to rain and snow. 

There are many recommendations provided by boarding schools about what types of items to bring, so it is best not to skimp on packing too much; however, there are some things you do not need because they provide them at boarding school such as alarm clocks (the environment wakes everyone), towels, etc.

Boarding school fees vary depending on whether your child plans to stay during weekends or holidays, which country he/she boards at, boarding school application deadlines (and when you want to start boarding), and boarding school costs. For example, in Barker College located in Hornsby, Australia, boarding school fees range from about $29000 per annum; however, this is for day students that only attend boarding school during weekdays. 

Another boarding school may have boarding school fees of $41000 per year but provide weekly boarding options so it will be higher than the first one mentioned above. Additionally, if your child does not need any remedial courses before entering boarding school they could save money by getting a scholarship at some boarding schools

Boarding school application deadlines are important because most international or college preparatory programs require your child’s transcripts/academic records approximately 12 months prior to boarding school. In order to apply for boarding school, some require your child to take an entrance exam or have a personal interview as part of the application process

If you are worried about sharing your child with people he/she has never met before, do not be! Boarding schools offer many programs that allow parents to visit their children at boarding schools so they can see how boarding school life actually is in person. 

Additionally, most boarding schools provide opportunities for families and friends alike to come together on campus during holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas break vacation week, etc.; therefore there will always be times when you get to spend time with your boarding school students!

Also, boarding school students will have boarding school application deadlines to meet as well. Most boarding schools are on a term system that requires boarding school applications that include transcripts/academic records, recommendation letters from teachers or other professionals you may know (e.g., clergy), personal statements about why they want to attend boarding school, and what they hope to gain out of it, etc.; therefore make sure your child’s teacher(s) submit their recommendations before the deadline!

Boarding school can be an amazing opportunity for both children who might struggle in traditional high schools due to social anxiety or bullying issues among many other reasons boarding school is right for them; however, boarding school can also change kids’ lives by providing more opportunities than just academics such as sports & extracurricular activities, boarding school trips to foreign countries or boarding schools around the world that require students participate in certain extracurriculars (e.g., music) for boarding school credit!

There are many misconceptions about boarding schools because of movies and television shows but there is no reason not to send your child if he/she wants to go or you think it will be a good chance. It can open up so many opportunities for them as well as teach important life lessons such as independence, responsibility with caring for others’ needs too, etc.; therefore do not let these boarding school myths prevent your child from having an amazing experience at boarding school!

Some people might tell you that sending your children away is cruel; however, this couldn’t be further from the boarding school truth. Boarding schools are designed to help children build their confidence in order for them to be successful when they return home or transfer to boarding school at a later date!

There is so much boarding school information available on this topic that it might feel overwhelming but don’t let that keep you from checking out some of our other blog posts about boarding schools. If there is anything else, in particular, you would like more information about, please email us and we will get back with boarding school application deadlines as soon as possible!

As always, thank you for allowing us to share these amazing opportunities with your child(ren). We wish everyone the best of luck throughout the process.