What is it like living in a boarding school? Is it helpful?

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A boarding school is where students reside during the course period. There are different kinds around the world. In Sunset Bay Academy, we are focused on the development of students in the level of middle and high school. 

You may wonder, what is it like living in a boarding school? Is it helpful?

Here we offer a glimpse of what the experience is like and what aspects of this school format are beneficial for therapeutic purposes.

Our facilities are homelike, which sets the right scenario for creating meaningful connections among the students. It is true that by living together conflict may arise, however, our goal is to provide the kids and teenagers with emotional tools that will help them navigate differences peacefully. 

Troubled youth may find familial coexistence or family gatherings very difficult, problematic, and sometimes painful. Having the opportunity to be part of a safe community with pals their age, and licensed counselors, could help them tear down the idea that they are the problem. This belief can seriously affect their self-esteem and become an obstacle to their own development.

In the case of being surrounded -back home-by friends that represent a negative influence, then the distance is also beneficial. It’s key for each student to realize that they are able to create new connections and belong to a group of people that embraces the person they want to become for the better.

In a regular school, students have a limited time per day to receive their lessons, play with their friends, and seek counseling, not to mention that groups are typically quite large, making it very challenging for teachers to provide equal attention to all of their students.

In our residential treatment center for teens, groups are small, which allows tutors to focus on the academic needs of each student. If one of them is struggling with a subject of a particular topic, that will be addressed empathetically to raise the student’s GPA. 

In regard to the most practical and daily activities, such as doing their bed, being ready on time, having a clean and organized space, managing their free time, etc. All those activities are the responsibility of each student, hence they develop skills that will accompany them for the rest of their lives both inside and outside the school.

Sunset Bay Academy is an alternative school for troubled youth. If you want to hear from our current and former students about what is it like living in a boarding school, you can check our testimonials. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.                                            

You can also learn more about our school by reading our blogs: Know More About The Best School Programs For Troubled Youth or As A Parent, Why Should I Force My Child To Go To School?

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