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Boarding schools today are very different from what they used to be, and poles apart from stereotypical Hollywood images such as, havens for children of privilege, or refuges for troubled teens. New research proves that contemporary boarding schools serve a diverse body of motivated and well-rounded students who study and live in supportive, inclusive academic communities where they learn about independence and responsibility; traditional values that help them achieve success at higher rates than private day and public school students in the classroom and beyond.

To gain a more comprehensive understanding of modern-day boarding schools and the relative value of the boarding school experience, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the non-profit membership organization for independent, college-preparatory boarding schools, commissioned Art & Science Group, a market research and consulting firm based in Baltimore, to study the subject. The results of this detailed assessment debunk many of the misperceptions about boarding schools and offer new insight into the strengths and advantages of boarding schools today. 

Taken from The Truth About Boarding School 
(A Comparative Study of Education Options)

Please click the logo below to download a summary of key findings from the boarding schools' research project.

 


Consult current TASIS publications like Getting Ready for Life at TASIS and the MS and HS Student Handbooks from the Publications page of this website; they will also be helpful to you as you consider becoming a boarding student at The American School in Switzerland.


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