AIS is the only international school in HCMC that has full boarding facilities. The space opened in August 2020 and provides a safe modern and comfortable home for 50 boarding students. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a boarding school:
Does the school provide good pastoral care for the students?
The boarding students should have access to Houseparents and counsellors who provide a safe and caring environment. They should be there to not only guide them through any challenging times but also provide academic support.
Do the students have plenty of opportunities to grow socially and academically?
Since the school is right on their doorstep students should have more opportunity to join Extra Curricular Activities, use sports facilities, and have supervised excursions outside the boarding house on weekends, plus access to tutors when required. Also consider if the school has good community where they can forge strong friendships and enjoy free time with friends.
What kind of facilities and services does the boarding school provide?
When visiting the school, check what type of facilities and services the school provides. For example, having a kitchen and common area for students helps give the students some independence. Do the students need to do their own laundry or is a service provided?
Does the boarding school develop independence?
Boarding school is a great opportunity for students to create some independence for their journey after school, and prepare for university. Check how the school encourages the students to be more independent.