Boarding schools

Boar.ding / school

n.noun

A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils study and live during the school year with their fellow students. The word 'boarding' is used in the sense of "bed and board," i.e., lodging and meals. However, some boarding schools also offer the option for their students to attend school during the school day and then return home to their families at day’s end.

Boarding schools have also become a popular choice among parents of troubled adolescents. Specialized boarding schools now provide treatment for troubled teens, who would greatly benefit from receiving 24 hour, 7 days a week, therapeutic treatment.

There are many boarding schools throughout the nation, varying in types of schooling and standards needed for acceptance. Most boarding schools require a significant amount of tuition fees in order for a student to be admitted. Additionally, many boarding schools offer scholarships for students who possess athletic abilities or a high grade point average paying for some, or even all of their tuitional fees.