Being a boarder is the most authentic way to experience a Harrow education; after all, Harrow School in the UK has been offering a boarding-only education for many decades.
All of our boarders will benefit from being part of a community in a home-away-from-home, from learning to living alongside others, and having world-class facilities right on their doorstep. They will enjoy a programme of activities as well as supervised and guided prep time to support their studies.
Our boarding facilities provide a safe, secure and diverse environment where our students are valued, supported and inspired. Our Boarding House Master and House Mistress (Hms) have a wealth of boarding and pastoral experience to support the needs and development of our students.
All boarders have access to musical studios, sporting and library facilities to enhance their wellbeing and academic progress whilst in boarding. Most importantly, boarders have the opportunity to develop their social skills and continually work on their English skills as they interact with peers from other Houses and are supported by the Hms.
Uniquely for boarding students, we provide supported prep/study time each evening to provide academic support. We encourage our boarders to take pride in their community, to take on student leadership positions and peer support programmes within the Boarding Houses to ensure that we build a collaborative and positive environment.
Specifically for Boarding students, we provide a focused prep time each evening where students are given support and guidance in the completion of their homework and revision in a more structured manner. Teachers will be on hand to offer assistance and to help the students to manage their time and workload effectively in order to fulfil their potential.
A key benefit of a Harrow International education, apart from academic excellence, is our holistic approach.
All boarders can choose from a range of sporting, academic, musical, creative and wellbeing activities. These sessions provide boarders with further opportunities to access the school’s facilities, develop new and existing skills, support their mental health, and interact with peers from other Houses – all the while being continually supported by Harrow teaching staff.
What most pupils remember from the Boarding experience is the friendships they made.
In a Boarding House, pupils live with their friends, have meals with them and share the joys and tribulations of everyday school life. We see these strong and deep friendships growing over the years. Not only do pupils keep in touch with one another, we are proud to say many keep in touch with the school, long after they have left.
Each Boarding House has a House Master or Mistress and designated House Parents. These staff foster a close-knit, family atmosphere in which Boarders feel at home, and in which they feel happy, secure and valued.
Staff are also on hand to help with each Boarder’s day to day organisation; getting pupils up in the morning, ensuring they have all the equipment they need for the days study, assisting with any issues and providing a listening ear.
Our Boarding Houses are staffed throughout the night, with pupils able to call on staff as needed.