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25 Jul

Is Day School better than Boarding?

As a parent, you are probably at that stage in your life where you need to figure out which schools would be the best for your young ones and how to go about it, which would explain why you are here reading this article. Well, kudos to you. You are headed in the right direction.
So, first things first. Let’s go over the pros and cons of having your child in Day School.

Do you have the time it takes to be a full time parent? To be at your child’s every beck and call? Because this is what day school entails. It requires you to be in a position to constantly monitor your offspring and be aware of their every move sometimes even before they make it. So ask yourself, are you ready for this load of responsibility? Can you handle it? If your answer is a resounding yes, then by all means; go ahead.

Cost benefit.
Day Schools are most definitely cheaper than Boarding schools. The big question here therefore would be how economically stable will you be after spending that certain amount on your child’s
education or are you willing to spend much more. In which case you could send them to a more expensive Day school, but a day school nonetheless.

Day School makes it easier for a parent to respond to their child’s needs especially in the event of an emergency considering there are those children that prefer to be around their parents when untoward things happen.

Most Day Schools in Kenya offer coeducation which allows for children of both sexes to mingle and interact with each other such that when they are older, these children are better equipped to deal with members of the opposite gender as compared to most of the children in same sex boarding schools.

Extracurricular activities.
If your child is particularly good at an activity that is otherwise not offered in boarding schools, taking them there may stunt the development of this talent that they could otherwise work on during weekends or after school hours.


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