Types of Schools: Residential Arrangements

Figure 1.--At this British boarding school, model building was a popular activity in the evening free time. This was a preapratory school. .

Most schools are day schools. The children live at home with their parents and then walk or are transpoeted to school during the day. The vasr number of schools are such day schools. The other option is boarding. This is less common because most parents want their children home with them and because boarding is expensive. Most but not all boarding schools are private schools. We note some state boarding schools. America had boarding schools for Native Americans as well as a number of miltary schools whoch were usually boarding schools. The Soviet Union had speialized boarding schools for athletes, dancers, and military cadets. The Gerrmans had a few regular boarding schools in addition to special schools to train Party leaders during the NAZI era. There are boarding schools that only take boarders or in some cases a small number of day boys. and there are day schools which take a few boarders. This is not very common as it is expensive for a school to care for only a small number of boarders. It is, however, especially common in Ne Zealand where several secondary schools have hostels for youth who live some dustance from the school. There are different kinds of boarding. With full boarding the childrn are at the school for the full school term except fot vacations/holidays and excheats. Aniother option is weekly boarding where the children go home over the weekend. Some boarding schools can accomodate day boys for short periods if so needed by the family. Boarding varies from country to country, but was especially prominant in Britain and former British colobnies. We also note variations over time as families change in their attitude toward boarding. In recent years, parents have been more reluctant to board younger children.


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