Today, many parents choose boarding schools for their children, usually with several options for the stay of children: from full board to individual days a week or month, as well as with the possibility of living with Spanish families.
There are quite a lot of such schools in Spain. As a rule, these are private schools that specialize in multilingual, sports or religious education. Some of them teach children according to the British curriculum, others according to the American one, and still others according to the Spanish one. Many place a strong emphasis on sports education for students. Some of the schools are austere, with rigid schedules and discipline that govern all life.
But among these countries, Spain stands out for its tuition fees. The country has hundreds of public and private educational institutions of the highest quality at relatively affordable prices. All the principles of elite education are implemented in them - comfortable conditions for studying, serious academic education , wide opportunities for leisure. The educational process in Spanish schools will help students to learn two or more foreign languages, and English and Spanish are mastered to a native speaker level due to the constant practice of languages and professionalism of teachers. Certificates and diplomas received at universities and schools of Spain are very prestigious and are quoted practically in all countries of the world, and Spanish climate and hospitable people will make your stay in the country bright and memorable for every foreign student.
What is the Best age to send a kid to a boarding school in Spain?
It is hard to answer this question . All children are different, everyone can be ready in due time to start studying in a foreign school. Experts recommend sending children to study abroad at the age of 10-13 years in middle school, the most independent ones can try and send to elementary school, but in this case it is desirable to visit or live with the child regularly. (In England, for example, a parent is allowed to live with a child up to the full age of 12).
Ten-year-old children are usually already independent enough and have the necessary self-care skills to live in residence. Eleven- to 13-year-old students are usually burdened by excessive parental care and are more easily separated from their children.
The recommended age limit is determined by practical considerations. In Spanish schools, at the age of 11-13 children move from junior school to the next educational level. Accordingly, they have enough time to improve their English, adapt to the new learning environment, and prepare well for GCSE exams, later A-level, IB in Britain and Europe, and AP in the USA and Canada. Outstanding high school transcripts are a guarantee of admission to a preferred university.
Many private boarding schools in Spain accept children under 10 years of age. Admission to one of these educational institutions is a great option for a child whose family has moved abroad. A child may not be ready for independent life in a school residence, first of all morally. First of all, family housing is offered for younger students. Whether it is worth sending a child under the age of 10 to study abroad is up to parents to decide.
From the age of 10-11, children are admitted to Spanish schools with residence and boarding. They are under the round-the-clock supervision of the school staff. At school children not only study academic subjects, improve their English, but also learn independence, responsibility, and develop their communication skills.
High school students may also start studying abroad after 8th-9th grades. Teenagers come to A-level, IB, and AR programs even after school. But there is much less time to adapt to the educational system of the chosen country.