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Philosophy and Goals

Boarding at Funtaj International School is so much more than having a place to live and eat during your secondary school years. Boarding is a way of life that offers unique opportunities to experience different cultures, develop confidence and independence, and form lifelong work, study and service habits.

You will build enduring friendships

When you invest yourself in this vibrant and exciting community, you will learn compromise, negotiation, patience and tolerance. Strength of character, self-discipline, and personal integrity are of prime importance and enable you to cultivate lifelong friends.

You will not only learn, but you will also teach

From the dormitories to the dining room, from the playing fields to the classroom, issues of morality and ethics, of social, physical and spiritual growth arise. You will bring your own experience, culture and traditions and share them amongst a community of willing learners. You will develop confidence and trust in yourself, while enriching lives around you.

You will practice balance

Schoolwork, homework, outdoor education, service activities in the community and special boarding events are just some of the things on a FIS boarders’ schedule. The habits you develop will follow you through post-secondary education, your career and your life.

Created by students and staff together, the residences provide a nurturing, homelike atmosphere.