The concept of boarding schools in India has undergone a sea change, with respect to numerous factors pertaining to the quality of education, discipline, teaching methodology, student-teacher relationship, security, etc.
In India safety is of prime concern for parents especially if you are thinking of sending your girl child to a residential school. All leading and reputed institutions ensure utmost safety for the girl students by keeping a 24*7 vigil on them, strict guidelines for moving in and out of the hostel, random checks to ensure that no girl is involved in offensive activity that can malign the image of the institution/ boarding school.
It’s imperative that parents understand the culture of the boarding school first, take opinion from some of the ex-students about their experience of studying in that school and where are they placed currently -How school’s values have shared their careers and made them what they are today.
Looking at the demographics of majority of working couples in metros and Tier II towns, there has been a major thrust in the demand for quality education for children across age groups and gender. This trend has come into notice due to the following reasons:
Lack of quality Time- Parents can’t indulge with their children due to highly demanding corporate jobs.
Need based attention- All working parents can give limited attention to their children and hence they would like to ensure that their kids are in safe and secure atmosphere where they get attention as and when required.
Learning environment- Environment in a residential school is well ahead of time and constantly innovate a per the child’s skills set.
Independent- It makes a child more independent, free-spirited when it comes to thinking. He/ she develops a much broader outlook in comparison to his peers and other class mates.
No gender bias- Girls are also equally treated in a boarding school in India, there is no level of biasness for any of them.
These should be good enough reasons to be able to send your daughter to a boarding school in India, in case you are still not convinced then check out safety guidelines of some of India’s leading boarding schools for girls.