Everything has it's advantages and disadvantages so is a boarding school.
I attended a boarding secondary school myself and i was able to learn very well from the experience; i can now organize myself well, know how to stay with different people from different background etc... I always dream of my experiences and it was quite an adventure.
...and ofcourse i was able to pick a terrible habit which is making me feel very miserable.
Would you send your child to a boarding school?