There is a wide range of boarding school opportunities catering to students of varying cognitive ability, learning style, extracurricular interests, motivation and future goals. Boarding school can be an opportunity for students to grow and develop independence. While there are occasions when leaving home to live in a 24-hour structured environment benefits students who have struggled at home, the match between academic style and pressure, size of school, activities, support services and type of student served can be crucial to success. At times, an outdoor program or a therapeutic environment may be useful to prepare a student for boarding school by teaching the personal responsibility, self-control and ability to ask for and accept help required to be a successful boarding student. Ability to adhere to standards for academic performance and to follow school rules is required. Boarding school is at times used as a step down from residential treatment or therapeutic boarding, as well as for students previously attending day schools.