Boarding Experience

Boarding life is an extension of school life with programmes that complement students’ daytime learning; offering students the unique experience of interdisciplinary learning through living and studying within a community. Living away from home can be challenging for young students, and SIM IA’s stay-in faculty at boarding spare no effort in creating a home-away-from-home for boarders by functioning as house parents who take care of our students’ welfare at the boarding house. Boarders are encouraged to actively participate in boarding life by working together with their boarding mentors to organise sporting and cultural activities at the boarding house; important festive occasions such as Chuseok, Mid-Autumn Festival and Christmas are celebrated at the house, providing our boarders platforms to share cross-cultural experiences with their SIM IA family.

It is an opportunity for students to form rich and lasting relationships with friends from different countries and cultures, and immeasurably enrich their school experience beyond academic studies.

A typical evening at boarding after school:

Time Schedule wdt_ID
6:00pm Dinner 1
7:00pm Supervised Prep Time/Academic Support 2
8:30pm Recreation Time 3
9:30pm Revision (individuals in their own rooms) 4
11:00pm Lights out 5


Life Skills

  • Managing Self, Managing Others
  • Conflict Management

Social & Emotional Support

  • Boarding Townhall Meetings
  • Counselling

Enrichment Programmes

  • Music appreciation
  • Art appreciation activities
  • Field trips
  • Sports
  • Movies

Language Support Programmes

  • English Language

Academic Support Programmes

  • Mathematics
  • Science