There is no "qualifying" age, but age-appropriate independence and maturity should be considered. Students from elementary to high school age can spend some or all of their years at a boarding school. Schools may specify a minimum grade level based on factors such as program considerations and school location, the campus facility and house staff capabilities, resources to meet the needs of children at different ages and so on. Talking candidly with boarding school representatives about your concerns, and expectations, is the best way for your child to have a positive boarding experience.
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