Compared with pupils in traditional day schools, those studying in boarding schools obviously spend much more time on campus. Taking the middle school as an example, classes start at 8 in the morning and end at 10 in the evening. Pupils have a busy schedule throughout the day, including at the weekend. As a result, each of them has plenty of time to be totally committed to their academic courses, as well as their interests and hobbies, club activities and even professional competitions. Thanks to developing and improving their time management skills, pupils can achieve twice the result with half the effort.
In their "24/7" boarding life, apart from time management skills, pupils develop many other important skills and qualities for their future growth and development, such as independence and social skills. They learn how to get along with their peers and adults and cooperate to solve problems, which not only helps them fully prepare for further studies in world-famous universities, but also equips them to enjoy successful careers and a happy life. Boarding school life also helps them develop into responsible global citizens.
Of course, the benefits of boarding school life for pupils are not limited to personal development. The teacher-student relationships as well as the friendship among students forged during life at a boarding school often last forever. Teachers may not only be teachers but also friends. It is thanks to this deep friendship that our graduates will keep in contact with the school after entering university and try their best to help younger pupils and contribute to the development of the school. Pupils learn and grow in the community and then give back to it, creating a virtuous circle. This is what we call a "learning community" and it is just one aspect of what we want to teach our pupils through boarding education and our teams of housetutors .