A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers or principals. The word ‘boarding’ is used in the sense of “bed and board,” i.e., lodging and meals. Some boarding schools also have day students who attend the institution by day and return off-campus to their families in the evenings.
Boarding schools have also become a popular choice for parents of troubled adolescents. Specialized boarding schools now provide treatment for troubled teens, who would greatly benefit from receiving 24 hour, 7 days a week, therapeutic treatment.
There are many different types of boarding schools for troubled teens. Among them are residential treatment centers, group homes for troubled teens, and even Christian boarding schools for troubled teens. The most effective type of boarding school for a troubled adolescent greatly varies from student to student and mostly depends on the severity of the child’s psychological disorder and the personal beliefs of the parents.