Preparing for University Life After Boarding School

August 15, 2023

The first time you wave goodbye to your children during that all-important leap into the world of university can be a daunting feeling. Wondering if they are equipped with the physical and emotional skills they need for a life of independence is sure to be a looming thought.

Fortunately, there is no better place to prepare a child for this stage of their life than boarding school. Boarding schools provide so much more than an education; they offer a supportive environment that promotes the growth and development a child needs to tackle any real-world situation. As a result, your child will be fully ready for whatever life throws at them and have an air of confidence and self-assurance that most students are still yet to achieve.

In short, boarding school can be the best place to prepare your child for university. But, as well as preparing them, they are also an incredible place to reassure parents and guardians, making the move to university a much more fun and relaxing experience where you can focus less on worrying and more on cherishing the moment.

What will a boarding school environment do to help prepare for university?

Firstly, boarding schools will guide students to be proficient in self-management. It is one of the only places a child will learn to manage their time correctly and become familiar with routine and household tasks. On top of this, the social aspect of a boarding school environment will provide tremendously positive emotional development, so there is no need to worry about them struggling to make friends when they start uni.

What life skills will a boarding school provide?

Of course, there are the basic skills needed to get by in day-to-day life, such as self discipline, punctuality, and time management, but boarding schools will offer so much more. One of the best things about boarding is being surrounded by highly trained and experienced educational staff that will know precisely what their students need to be ready for anything, especially university.

If a child is struggling in any aspect of their life, the staff and teachers will be there to help them. This can range from emotional support and counselling to baking cakes or academic development/tutoring. The list really is endless when it comes to equipping a child with the skills needed to thrive in life beyond school.

Further thoughts

As you can see, there is really no place like boarding school to prepare a child for university. If you want your child to be confident, independent, socially equipped, and ready for life at university, there is no better way. At Bromsgrove, we genuinely believe in achieving excellence together, and thankfully, we have the staff and facilities needed to do just that.

If you would like to know more about our boarding school or onsite facilities across our campus in Thailand, then don’t hesitate to get in touch today. We are highly experienced and dedicated to providing an environment that promotes academic and mental growth for every one of our students. We are now in our 21st year of providing excellence and preparing children for the next cornerstone in their lives. If anyone knows exactly how to prepare a child for university, it is undoubtedly Bromsgrove International School, Thailand.