Although there are boarding schools for all ages around the globe, in the US, the majority of boarding schools serve high school aged students. Boarding Schools provide a diverse approach to traditional pedagogy, from Military Schools to Pre-Professional arts programs, to focusing on a type of learning disability or learning challenge, or have learning support programs.
Boarding schools, regardless of their size, are privately-funded socio-educational communities, where students live, attend school, and are expected to participate within the community. A distinguishing factor for boarding schools, in comparison with residential treatment schools, is that its students voluntarily attend school and are self-motivated and accountable for their education. If you are researching boarding schools for the middle school aged student, there is a distinct class of boarding schools called Junior Boarding Schools.