When toying with the idea of sending their children to boarding high schools, parents have a checklist of concerns they need to run through. Often one of the biggest concerns is whether or not to send multiple children to the same school.
No matter your students’ differing intellectual skills, here at Wasatch Academy we can offer an environment to fit all personalities. Going away to school together can be a positive experience for siblings.
When sending a young student away, parents always hope that maturity and confidence will stem from the independent lifestyle they now take part in, but a shy or timid child can find it hard to push outside of their comfort zone.
By having an older sibling at school with them, they have a crutch for the days when they miss home. Your younger student can be included with their big sister’s friends and eventually find their own. They will also continue to have a role model to follow, no matter how long they spend on our campus.
It isn’t uncommon that your children have different academic talents. Your daughter may find strengths in creativity and art while your son excels in math and science. Not many boarding high schools can cater to both types of student.
However, at Wasatch Academy our teachers build activities to reach all different learning styles. We celebrate each child’s unique talents without the need of comparisons. The individualized attention each of our students receives makes it so you don’t need to split the family between different schools.
Shared Family Bonding
One of the benefits of boarding high schools is that the learning doesn’t stop when your student leaves the classroom. Whether it’s athletic teams or hikes on the weekend, you can rest assured that your family bond will grow stronger. Your students will benefit from the long-lasting impact of shared family experiences.