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5 benefits of living in a boarding school

5 Benefits of Living in a Boarding School

The decision to attend boarding school is the first step in a big-picture decision. The advantages of attending a boarding school pay off in the long term. Boarding schools work well with the vast number of activities, programs, and challenges available to students on a daily basis. The typical boarding school student is one who wants to embrace this huge opportunity and live in a community where learning, personal growth, and exploration is the top priority, where programs and activities are abundant, where making friends is paramount, and where success is celebrated.

Canadian International School (CIS) in Bangalore is one of the top international schools in India. The campus is spread across 14 acres and is equipped with world-class facilities such as a 400-seater amphitheatre, a soccer field, and a 25-meter swimming pool. The boarding facilities are also excellent, equipped with a lounge area, a theatre, a foosball, and a pool table. Here are the 5 benefits our students enjoy living in a boarding school.

Excellent facilities at their disposal

CIS has excellent facilities that boarding students can use. Soccer is the most popular sport and the boarding students practice frequently in the mornings. Students also have access to a gym, pool, basketball, badminton court, and tennis court. 

Preparing for a future after school

Boarding students get a head-start at preparing for life after school. They arrive at college better prepared for academic rigour because they learn how to be responsible at boarding school. The lessons in life learned in boarding school lay a solid foundation for adulthood. 

Becoming independent and responsible

Students in boarding don’t just have to manage their own affairs, they have to learn how to live and deal with other people. They are challenged to develop their interpersonal skills through a variety of team building activities, weekend outings, and healthy competitions between our “boarding houses”.

Assistance from CIS teachers and boarding parents

Boarding parents provide support for students to help them with their studies and ensure their healthy adjustment to boarding life. At a time when students need extra help for their homework or projects, they assist in the coordination of tuitions from CIS teachers after school. 

A boarding counsellor exclusively for CIS boarding students

A boarding counsellor is based full-time in the boarding section and is accessible to all students. The counsellor helps students emotionally and socially so that they can perform to the fullest potential at school tasks.

Boarding is available from Grade 6 onwards for Middle School, IGCSE, and IB students only. To learn more about life in boarding at Canadian International School (CIS), a top school in Bangalore, reach out to us at