Day schools

Day schools
The number of day schools found in most countries is higher than boarding schools, therefore majority of the population of a country receive their education in day schools. Educational cost affects the kind of schools people attend, and almost all spheres of learning has cost implications attached to them. Wealthy individuals in a country are few, compared with the masses who struggle daily to earn a living. The flexibility of cost in day schools, attracts more patronage, as parents prefer to put their children in schools with affordable cost and good educational standards.

Parents influence on children is high when day attend day schools, you can easily monitor their activities, and teach them good moral's by talking to them daily. Better relationship is built gradually by constant interaction between parents and their children. Availability has a lot to do in relationships, people who stay together develop mutual understanding with time, therefore careful daily nurturing of children by their parents, increases the level of mutual understanding that exist between them.

Response to emergencies is easier when your children attend day schools, because the schools distance is mostly close to parents residence, so children can receive quick medications in case of sicknesses and parents can easily get to their children during riots.

• Affordable cost. • Mostly close to parents residence. • Fosters mutual understanding between parents and their children. • Children can easily receive delicate treatments from their parents. • Higher parents supervision.

• Too much pampering might affect the child. • Some fail to develop independence.




My country is too small to even have boarding schools and nobody here attends them even somewhere else.

Everybody that I know went to the classical day school and I do personally believe that it's the best way. It's much more affordable, you are always near your home so if something is wrong you can go there. Plus you have your parents nearby and they are very important during those days. They have better supervision over you and your work.

Posted by Mehano on 10-19-2017

Day Schools are good

I think in terms of closure with the parents and the friends, day schools nearby home are good. And you get to learn a lot for the same. You can see that there are times when the schools may not be good enough options for many people. And to understand that context, it'd be reasonable to invest into the right schools as we know that.
Posted by overcast on 10-19-2017

Day Schools are better

HapClap believes that extra-curricular activities are the need of the hour and day schools pay a huge advantage to the same. Day schools give enough time to students to engage themselves in various after school activities of their interests.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-01-2017

Day schools

I would never send any of my kids to boarding schools because they are just not that great. I'm sure they are good for education but what is the point if you are unable to see your child every day especially as they are growing. There is nothing wrong with day schools either so they are a lot better in my opinion.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-19-2017

Day Schools

I don't like the idea of shipping my children off to a boarding school. I want my children to be home with me until they go away to University. I could not deal with my young child being sent off to school and not get to see them but a few times during the school year. I enjoy having my children around and i want to be a big part of their life not somebody that they only see occasionally. Day schools are way better in my opinion.
Posted by Sue on 10-19-2017
Jonathan Solomon

Day schools

Personally, I'm not really a fan of boarding schools. I think they have their place. Especially dealing with the principles of discipline, mannerism, and other valuable characteristics. However, in this comparison, day schools win, in my opinion. Some people may consider day schools to be a bit "softer", but they can still produce the intellectual minds that a boarding school would. So it does come down to individual choice, as well as what type of scenario you're dealing with.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 10-19-2017

Fine choice.

For lack of a better word, I feel like day school is the choice for "normal" people. The vast majority of the population goes to day schools and I personally don't see any issue with them. Kids go to school, learn what they need to, interact with friends and classmates, and then go home to be with their families. A lot of richer people who send their kids off to boarding school ignore the importance of a child growing up with their family. I mean I understand it when the parents are so incredibly busy that they have no time for their children anyway, but in their accumulation of wealth they lead a poor life, in my opinion.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-19-2017


Being able to return to your family and friends is one of the great benefits of day school. Particularly I wouldn't want to be away from my family even if it was to study so day school for me
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-19-2017

Common school

In my country, there are only Day schools, we don't have Boarding schools that I know. Parents prefer to raise their children closely because we like to be close with our family all the time and, also, it's cheaper.
I don't think my parents would like to send their children to a boarding school, my mom would hate that idea.

Posted by cubo on 10-19-2017


I'm a product of day school and up till today, I feel no regrets for attending one of the best day schools in Enugu, Nigeria. I had that freedom to do other chores at home once back from school unlike the different restrictions those that lives in boarding school experience.
Posted by Barida on 10-20-2017

Day schools is my favorite

I like day schools since this is the school type that i have been through since from the start. and i don't want to get far away from my parents because i miss them a lot. and i think boarding schools are prone to bad influence specially if you have a board mate who is kinda wild. so i prefer day schools.
Posted by tophew on 10-19-2017

Day school for me

For once, I was never fond of boarding school, looking at how skinny my peer groups that were in boarding school looks like whenever they return is really a turn off for me and as such, I never wanted to go any where near boarding school. I went to Day schools practically the rest of my childhood, teenage and adulthood life and I'm certainly sure that none of my children would be stepping foot inside boarding school.
Posted by Heatman on 10-18-2017


Boarding schools

Boarding schools
Boarding schools have helped in shaping admirable intellectuals, such schools are necessary to enable students inculcate a level of independence in responding to life demands. Good teachers contribute strikingly in achieving certain educational feat's, therefore their roles in boarding schools can never be overemphasized. Highly trained teachers are mostly found in boarding schools, this reflects in the standard of discipline obtainable in boarding schools, their teachers have the students at heart, and focus more on transferring their knowledge to the pupils.

Communication is pivotal in any educational settings, because it bridges the gap that prevents easy learning. When the activities in boarding schools are considered, it can be observed that their is more connection, students to students and students to teachers, they coexist as one family, a kind of bond is perceived to exist between teachers and students in a boarding schools, this fuels excellence.

Students easily develop tolerance abilities in boarding schools, this feature is beneficial, as it enable them adapt easily to external environment, and understand that people have different characters, they also learn to believe in themselves. The Boarding school environment is aimed at boosting educational standards, several sports activities are also available to help students discover their inner potential. Boarding schools gives students enough time to focus on their future.

• Highly qualified and dedicated teachers. • Students gain a level of independence. • Mutual understanding exist between students and teachers. • Students have more time to focus on their future. • The environment boost easy learning.

• Less parental influence. • High cost. • Response of parents to emergencies is lower.



Depends on Circumstance

My mother and aunt went to a boarding school growing up not because her family didn't care about her but because of the opposite to be brutally honest. War had just broken out and the family couldn't get special visas to the States or anywhere out of the country at the time, so they did the next best thing. They paid for my mother and aunt to leave their country of birth and attend boarding schools in Europe with a distant relative. It was to not only teach them about Western culture and get a good education but also to spare them both the horrors of war and its brutal aftermath. My grandparents stayed behind in the homeland out of obligation and to also keep funds secure through any means possible to spare my mother and my aunt.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-19-2017

Been there for four years

I like that I experienced both boarding school and day school. My siblings have been taken to boarding school too. All the advantages mentioned about boarding schools are true. I dislike boarding schools which are far from home. Some students can choose to burn a school and that makes boarding school not to be a better choice.

If I decide to take my kids to boarding school, it will be the one near home.

Posted by mildredtabitha on 01-06-2018


I attended a boarding school, Mum and Dad were very busy people and they hardly had the time to really see what I do at to let me be a little protected when they were away, I was bundled to a boarding house and handed over to a matron who became my god-mother and she did a good job of it.I love the boarding school because it helps one become independence at a very young age and one gets to know a lot of things through interactions with others and one learn faster because one has no one to do them.
Posted by lovely on 10-18-2017
I attended a boarding school, my parent were very busy people,so with nobody to really take of me I was bundled to the boarding house at least to have people to interact with and I was handed over to a matron who became my godmother.She did a good job of taking care of me and teaching me to be a good person.I really enjoyed my stay in the boarding house.
Posted by lovely on 10-18-2017
The control associated with attending a boarding school was what really pushed me away from going there. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at a boarding school, but others always have different stories to tell instead.
Posted by Barida on 10-20-2017
Days school for me. I think boarding schools make a lot of frustrated people, that confuse liberty with riot. For sure they have a lot of teachers to be authority figures, but let be honest, nobody takes care and guide a kid like a parent. How are these kids going to respect their parents, if they left them with a bunch of strangers for years? My two aunts were at boarding school, and they are literally traumatized, so not a good choice, at least for me.
Posted by ballyhara on 10-18-2017
Circumstances will vary from one individual to the next. Some will discover that they can be successful at boarding schools and others day school. For me it would definitely be day school. Just the uniform alone would get to me. Plus I like to eat home cooked meals, how's that gonna work out at boarding school? I'm not sure how it happens at boarding schools but with day schools I like when I'm there I'm there and when I'm not, I don't have to be on the premises so it's a total school stress detox when that happens.
Posted by Joteque on 10-19-2017
As you can see day schools are going to remain in the demand for years to come. You just have to understand that not all the people are going to be good enough candidate for the boarding school. That's what you're going to be learning about them in due time. That being said, I think for each one of us schools have something to offer and learn from. So we have to see how they can be good for the kids future with learning and other features.
Posted by overcast on 10-19-2017
I only attended day schools when I was in lower basic classes, but crossed to a boarding school on getting to middle and upper basic classes where I learned certain things about registering children at boarding schools. Children who attend boarding schools are more exposed to immoral things of life, realizing that they have some degree of freedom to do whatever they want to do. Children who have such freedom get immorally influenced and can be dangerous to themselves and the society. Day schools allow children to be under the custody of their parents after school closing hours and give the parents ample chances to bring up the children properly.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-19-2017
I am totally against boarding schools. As a parent no matter how busy I am it is my duty to look after my kid. I had an awesome childhood and I want my child to have some good memories of his childhood too. Moreover it is often said that parents are the first teachers. I want to raise my kids by myself. Family is really important to kids. I can't deprive them of their happiness.
Posted by Pixie on 10-19-2017
Boarding school are not suitable for kids who are below 12 years old . They are too young to be separated from family members. It is better to see them board the school bus daily and to make sure they are safe and sound.
Posted by peachpurple on 10-19-2017
I have experience with a day school as well as a boarding school. However, I spent more years in a day school than in a boarding school. As a child, I spend only two years in a boarding school, and my boarding school memories are very sweet. I think every child should spend few years in a boarding school, it will help the chilod learn so many things.
Posted by vinaya on 10-20-2017
I like the boarding schools since it will help to train the individual to be independent and how to cope with the challenges of life without your parents and family members not being with you.
Posted by babyright on 10-27-2017
I cannot really say, education-wise, if one is better than the other. Well, I do think boarding schools would help students be more independent in many cases, but that's not all there is to education. Anyway, I did say "in many cases". Note, a lot of kids can function independently without being trained by a boarding school, some of which are military ones.
Posted by jyy on 10-31-2017
Day schools give enough time to students to take part in various after school activities. Therefore, I support the same.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-01-2017
I would rather go with day schools although I have learned in both boarding school and day school. It was harder to adjust in boarding school and I felt lonely most times. It is true that we can learn to be indipendent but children should be taken to boarding school when they are at least 14 years old.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-17-2017
There are very few boarding schools here and most are reserved for the children of wealthy families. But I guess students learn more in boarding schools since they are focused on their studies. On the other hand, it is a big adjustment not only for the student but also with the family, particularly the parents, to be separated from the family. That may be the reason why parents prefer the day school so the student will be with the family at the end of the day.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-06-2018
Definitely day school. I don't think that you should pass the responsibility of looking after your children to other people i.e to the teachers and matrons of a boarding school. I think it is your responsibility to live with your children and teach them how to navigate this world. You can only do this if they live with you.When kids are teenagers that's when most parents take them to boarding school and that's when they need you most. No to boarding school. Yes to day school.
Posted by jaymish on 11-10-2018
I would always prefer a day school over the Boarding school for the education of Children. Day school allows the kids to receive the love and care of there parents. When you are living in a Boarding School you have to stay away from your parents and it can be very difficult when you are young and vulnerable. Day school allows the parents to closely monitor the children and correct them wherever required.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-15-2018