a private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught
A school which provides board and lodging as well as tuition, students going home at weekends or between terms
Boarding school is a school where some or all people study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers and/or administrators. The word 'boarding' is used in the sense of "bed and board," i.e., lodging and meals. Some boarding schools also have day students who attend the institution by day and return off-campus to their families in the evenings. Many independent schools in the Commonwealth of Nations are boarding schools. Boarding school pupils normally return home during the school holidays and, often, weekends, but in some cultures may spend the majority of their childhood and adolescent life away from their families. In the United States, boarding schools comprise various grades, most commonly grades seven or nine through grade twelve - the high school years. Specialized military schools also feature military education and training. Some American boarding schools offer a post-graduate year of study in order to help students prepare for college entrance, most commonly to assimilate foreign students to American culture and academics before college. In the former Soviet Union similar schools were introduced; these sometimes are known as Internat-schools. They varied in their organization. Some schools were a type of specialized school with a specific focus in a particular field or fields such as mathematics, physics, language, science, sports, etc. Other schools were associated with orphanages after which all children enrolled in Internat-school automatically. Also, separate boarding schools were established for children with special needs. General schools offered "extended stay" programs featuring cheap meals for children and preventing them from coming home too early before parents were back from work. In post-soviet countries, concept of boarding school differs from country to country.
The numerical value of boarding school in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of boarding school in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our lives have improved so much, we share the dividend among our members and use the rest to educate our 21 girls in boarding school.
We wanted to build a boarding school where we would send our own children, not just a hut. That was our goal. And to do this, you need a war chest.
Donald Trump -- he might have grown up the way he did, with a lot of money and going to boarding school. I can tell you this: Where I grew up, if someone keeps punching people in the face, eventually someone's going to have to stand up and punch them back.
I don't want us to have a president that we constantly have to be explaining to our kids, 'Look, I know that's what the president did, but you shouldn't do that.' I don't want that, donald Trump -- he might have grown up the way he did, with a lot of money and going to boarding school. I can tell you this: Where I grew up, if someone keeps punching people in the face, eventually someone's going to have to stand up and punch them back.
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- مدرسة داخليةArabic
- internátní školaCzech
- ysgol breswylWelsh
- pensionnat, internatFrench
- scoill oastysManx
- գիշերօթիկ, ինտերնատArmenian
- internato, collegio, convittoItalian
- internatskole, kostskoleNorwegian
- școală cu internat, școală-internatRomanian
- школа-интернат, интернатRussian
- yatılı okulTurkish
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