What's Boarding?

What's Boarding?

Do you love new adventures, trying new things and doing something different from other kids? Then you will LOVE boarding school.  Modern boarding schools are not like what you see in old movies.  Boarding schools today do all that they do for you, the student, to make sure you succeed in the world today.  They blend valuable traditions with exciting programs, amazing facilities and tons of opportunities for fun.

Have you ever gone sea kayaking in Ireland? Guided your friends on a camping trip in one of Ireland's national parks? Represented your school at an international Model United Nations competition?  Gone on exchange to a school in South Africa? All of this and more is possible at a boarding school in Ireland.  Jump into the new wave of education where you are always challenged to learn more, be more and to experience more.

At boarding schools Ireland you will live and learn on one of our amazing campuses.  You will most likely have a roommate from another country. Most boarding schools have day and boarding students, which allows you to get to know all different types of people, whether they are from down the street or half way around the world. Boarding schools have more extra-curricular activities than you can think of and the best part is that there will always be a team with room on it for you.  All of our students take part in arts and athletic programs.

Here’s what past graduates have said are the top advantages:

You’ll have fun! Living on a campus with your best friends, trying new things, and being exposed to different cultures, activities, and people is a blast. Boarding school students say that the most valuable part of their boarding school experience is the memories they make with their friends, coaches, and teachers.

You’ll make friendships that will last forever. Graduates of  boarding schools say that the friends they made while living on campus are ones they will have forever. Trying new things, studying for exams together, winning the gold medal game, or performing in the school musical are experiences made even better by the residence life component of a boarding school education. 

You’ll be ahead of the game for university! Becoming responsible for yourself is a skill that is learned and cultivated in a boarding school environment. By the time you arrive at the university of your choice, you will therefore be ready to tackle the challenges and will have a leg up on other students in first year. 

You’ll expand your horizons. Boarding schools actively recruit students from a wide range of geographic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds. As a result, you will gain a wide network of international friends by the time you graduate. This makes traveling really fun later in life, when you get the chance to go and visit friends all over the world!

You’ll become part of a proud community… for life. It may not seem as important now, but attending boarding school will be an experience you will treasure for the rest of your life. Irish boarding schools have rich histories, and the students that graduate from our schools become proud alumni who continue to be enthusiastic supporters of their alma maters. It is the shared experience of tradition and heritage that bonds alumni from our schools together, and creates the feeling of community that will last a lifetime. 

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