Therapeutic Boarding School Benefits
It is clear that if a student is suffering from emotional or behavioral problems, then they should attend a therapeutic boarding school. Therapeutic boarding schools clearly offer something more (a strong therapeutic component) than a traditional boarding school. However, it is also clear that there are advantages to a boarding school education. Although not directly germane to therapeutic boarding schools, the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) reports that boarding school students are more satisfied with their academic experience than their peers who attended a public school or a private day school. Students who attend boarding school find their coursework more challenging, and have more confidence in the quality of their teachers than students who attend school from eight to three o’clock. Boarding school students show noticeable increases in maturity, self-discipline, independence, and critical-thinking life skills.