One of reasons why parents feel hard to let their children stay in elementary boarding schools is because they are worry. Worry because their kids are far away from parents. Although it is not easy for kids, usually they tend to adapt easily to the new environment. Most parents decide to send their kids to boarding school on Junior high school level, because of more advantages.
Elementary boarding schools are one type of boarding school for kids’ age of 7-13 years. Although in some countries, boarding school usually starts for kids of 6 years above, from 1st grade to 7th grade. In America and other several developed countries until 7th grade. But in Asia, it is usually until 6th grade or until they ready to enter the next education level (secondary education)
Boarding school is also used by schools to prepare students to face competition. This is done to make students focus and concentrate in preparation. Or it can also be used by students to be able to focus and concentrate in facing the exam to enter leading/ well known college or university.
In the U.S., elementary boarding schools usually exist in the suburbs to remote places. According to the latest survey that’s been done, boarding school education program is more acceptable by parents than traditional school. The naturalized citizens and U.S. citizens who are busy with their work usually prefer to choose boarding school for their kids’ education needs. It is understood because parents that are busy working only have little time to take care and watch their kids. Elementary boarding schools can be managed by private or public boarding schools.
Parents can choose various fees of boarding school. The cost can be weekly, monthly or full boarding. International students usually choose full boarding or a residential package. For those who live not far from home, usually prefer monthly. The reason is that they can go home every month.
Elementary boarding schools usually consist of several houses, where every house consists of 50 students. There are also rooms for 3 people. Just like boarding school commonly, there also provide desk, separate beds, toilet and bathroom that are for together used. There is also the common room with TV inside, kitchen, dining room, library and gymnasium. In some great elementary boarding schools provide swimming pool and other facilities.
There are boarding schools that provide for one gender only. For example is boarding school for girls or boys only. Boarding school like this usually addressed for specific needs.