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Everything Parents Need to Know When Sending Your Child to Boarding School

by on 02/08/2023 1215

Sending your child to boarding school is a significant decision. It's crucial to visit and research multiple schools, talk to current students and parents, and involve your child in the decision-making process.

Epsom International School

Epsom International School


Here are some important things to know before sending your child to boarding school in Malaysia:

School Reputation and Accreditation

Research the reputation and accreditation of the boarding school. Look for schools with a strong academic track record, positive reviews from students and parents, and recognition from education authorities.

Nexus International School

Nexus International School


Curriculum and Specializations

Understand the school's curriculum, teaching methods and specializations. Consider whether the school aligns with your child's personality, academic and extracurricular interests, and overall preferences. Look for schools that offer a balanced curriculum, including academic subjects, co-curricular activities and personal development programs.

 

Boarding Facilities and Support

Assess the boarding facilities provided by the school. Consider the quality of dormitories, study areas, recreational facilities and security arrangements. Inquire about the availability of resident housemasters, counsellors and support staff who can assist students with their academic, emotional and social needs. Understand the visitation policies and communication channels between parents and the school. It's important to ensure that the boarding environment is safe, comfortable and conducive to the child's well-being.

 

Costs and Financial Considerations

Evaluate the tuition fees, boarding fees and other expenses associated with the boarding school. Consider the financial implications and whether it aligns with your budget. Inquire about any available scholarships, financial aid or installment plans.

Maple Leaf Kingsley International School

Maple Leaf Kingsley International School


It's essential that factors such as your child's personality, academic and extracurricular interests, family dynamics, and overall preferences should all be taken into consideration when making this decision. Open communication with the school administration is crucial to ensure that both you and your child are confident and comfortable with the boarding school choice.