Boarding is a special, powerful and forming experience for many students. Many would suggest that it’s an experience worth fighting for – even in a pandemic. We definitely understand the value placed on this experience, and the tradition it begets for many families. So, we were interested to hear about Harrow International School Hong Kong and its proposition of weekly boarding. The school is offering a traditional English boarding school experience right in our backyard!
Weekly boarding and wellbeing
Weekly boarding at Harrow sees students depart campus on Friday evenings to spend the weekend with their families. They then return to school on Sunday evening, ready for another week of learning and extra-curricular activities. This option is available for students from Year 6.
According to the Harrow team, families enjoy this programme because it allows most of a student’s school and academic commitments to be met during the week. This means weekends become a time to focus on social and sporting endeavours, bringing balance to busy lives.
A word from a boarder
“My schedule runs from 8am to 6.30pm and is packed with academics and extra curriculars. For me, attending a music or drama rehearsal or even running my own society after school is my time to relax – it’s doing something I enjoy.
“Prep times are usually very well planned and enough time to get everything done. Over the weekend, I often find myself having lunch with a friend or watching YouTube to catch up on my free time.”
– Steven Liu, weekly boarder at Harrow International School Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s only British boarding school experience
Boarding at Harrow Hong Kong is built on the core principal of community living. In the British tradition, all Upper School students at the school are assigned to one of 14 houses.
The role of each house is to provide students with a sense of belonging and to promote a feeling of security. It also works to help guide them in their academic and extra-curricular endeavours.
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