BOARDING schools promise great educational experiences and prepare children for college life and beyond. From the moment they walk through the doors of their school, they are welcomed into a diverse community of peers who are united in their vision for excellence.
Living within this close-knit community, they will likely establish a strong and often a lifelong sense of camaraderie with them.
In addition to gaining friends for life, mixing with academically inclined peers will also be a good motivation for them to strive to excel.
While boarders are away from home, they will be under the watchful eyes of their dorm parents. This empowers them to cultivate a sense of independence, albeit with a ‘safety net’.
With guidance from their dorm parents, they are able to thrive within a safe and nurturing environment.
Being away from home also enables boarders to learn to be responsible and disciplined as they are required to manage their time and affairs, including chores like laundry or cleaning their room.
Additionally, they are expected to adhere to daily schedules, which includes homework and revision, as well as extra-curricular activities, ensuring that they spend their time in a balanced manner.
According to The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), 90% of boarders concur to having highly qualified and excellent teachers. With teachers and peers readily available, even after school hours, boarders will find it easier to obtain extra help or arrange for group study sessions when needed.
The cherry on top of the cake would be having a wide range of cutting-edge facilities at their fingertips. These include studios and performing arts spaces, swimming pools, indoor courts and gymnasiums, as well as smart classrooms, well-equipped libraries and science laboratories.
More often than not, boarding life harbours a rich culture that extends beyond academic learning. Prominent boarding school alumni include world-renowned leaders and innovators like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, author J.D. Salinger and US president Franklin Pierce.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, the global campus of top American boarding school, Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, brings a 160-year legacy of educational expertise and modern boarding facilities to offer children in Malaysia and around the region an exceptional boarding experience.
The school offers a holistic American-style programme, focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education as well as athletic pursuits, and covers Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, with Advanced Placement courses available at high school level.
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