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ReachBoarding is the most trusted boarding life management platform in the world. Our complete tracking and reporting suite is intuitive for administrators and students, and seamlessly integrates with your current school management system to provide insight for every aspect of boarding life.

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Imagine having the ability to oversee, track, monitor, and manage every aspect of student life on your campus with a single tool. Imagine the peace of mind for the administrators, the staff, the parents, and the students at your school. Welcome to ReachBoarding, from Reach Student Life Management!

ReachBoarding is the award-winning, secure, purpose-built, subscription-based student life management system developed specifically for boarding schools and residential campuses. ReachBoarding allows schools to manage risk, build efficiencies, and facilitate real-time communication to promote harmony throughout your residential community.

Why do you need ReachBoarding?

In a world of heightened uncertainty, schools are responsible for an ever-increasing level of care, accountability, and safety for the students and staff at our institutions. ReachBoarding has proven itself as the intuitive, go-to solution for more boarding schools than any other platform.

ReachBoarding provides an integrated system of communication and security with checks & balances that provide peace of mind for your school’s parents, staff and students.

“Between the smartphone app and the easy-to-use browser for dorm parents, parents and students, it would be hard to not see how this software would make life easier for your school.”

— Tom Lill, Director of Residential Life, TASIS (The American School in Switzerland)

“I use the Reach App every day and it seems to make moving on and off the school campus a much easier process than ever.”

— Sarah, Student

“As the head of our Residential Program, it has made my life far easier by streamlining communication with parents about our students’ excursions and allowing my entire staff to know, at a glance, who is on or off campus.”

— Joe Harkins, Residential Dean, Georgetown Preparatory School (Maryland, USA)

“I like when Reach shows me what activities I can sign-up for with my friends.”

— Jason, Student

“The duty report feature has been incredibly valuable for our residential program. We are able to address questions thoughtfully and it has even helped us to better understand the policies that need greater clarity for students and faculty.”

— Tim Cleary, Dean of Students, Tabor Academy (Massachusetts, USA)

How does it help?

ReachBoarding is a constantly-evolving suite of integrated, task-specific modules designed to add efficiencies, real-time automation, and lend a helping hand for the day-to-day challenges of boarding school administrators and staff. Each module has a job to do, and they all work in perfect harmony to provide a seamless solution.

First Response –

Designed to enable administrators to address everything from minor everyday incidents to large-scale emergencies, this module provides enhanced situational awareness of student locations, real-time chat with students, and confirmation of student status, allowing selective, or wide-scale alerts and communication with parents, students, and staff.


Create, edit, and manage customized intuitive forms designed for students and parents. Generate permission forms for activities, waivers for field trips, or even create short surveys about the things that matter to students and staff on your campus. Custom Surveys/Forms are being used by schools around the world to survey students and staff, address COVID-19 protocols and quickly assess any symptomatic conditions before students and staff arrive to school.

Student Tracker –

Track and report student movements in, out, and around your school, and integrates that data with all other relevant modules within the ReachBoarding system. Movement transactions and student monitoring can be created manually or electronically and staff can know simply by checking a ReachBoarding dashboard screen where any or all students are in real-time and when they are due back.

Leave Manager –

A secure communication and transaction conduit between staff, parents, hosts, and students. The Leave Management module enables students to request leave on any device, and allows parents/hosts and staff to instantly approve or reject from any device. All transactions and communications are tracked for complete risk management and reporting of all leave permission activity.

Attendance Log –

Tracks and monitors attendance at assemblies, in the dorm, and during school-related events in real-time, with multiple staff accountability for students across the campus.


Your Student Life Teams can create a student life “report card” that highlights leadership skills, boarding routines, and areas for improvement in student life. These reports can be sent to parents as a complement to academic reports.

Event Coordinator –

A powerful tool to replace your Google Forms, clipboards, or paper sign-ups for all of your student activities and events. This module assists your Student Activity Team to manage trips, excursions, mall runs, meetings, special events, etc. ReachBoarding simplifies and streamlines the process for all involved.

Wellness Check –

ReachBoarding lets you track, manage, and report on the overall quality of care, the behaviour, and the wellbeing of your students using data tracking, behaviour tagging, and analytics to provide real-time insight of student interactions to ensure harmony and alert staff to potential interpersonal issues before they can escalate. 

Campus Chat –

Integrated, real-time secure chat capability between student and teacher. All data stays within the ReachBoarding system and administration has permission-based access to view and report chat logs.

Communication Hub –

A hub for all student communications, utilizing email, PUSH, SMS (Text Msgs) to communicate with students, staff and parents for alerts, notices and emergency situations.

Dispensary –

Provides your staff with a mechanism to schedule, monitor, dispense, modify, record, report, and manage permissions on all aspects of student prescriptions or OTC medication protocols. This comprehensive dispensary system generates historic reports for the dispensing of medicines by date, by medication, by student, or by dispensing staff members.

Duty Reporter –

Design and customize your own Duty Reports to suit your needs with an unlimited number of report sections. Reports are immediately saved and historic reports are easily accessible with full search and selective sharing functionality. Your Duty Report will then appear with a notification alert to the circulation list. Whenever a student is tagged in a Duty Report, ReachBoarding pushes that data to the student’s personal records in their welfare and behaviour records.

Report Data –

Create custom reports on every aspect of boarding school life that is captured in the system, from attendance information, to pastoral reporting by grade or dorm, to the exact history of where students have traveled.

Meals Dashboard –

Anticipate attendance at mealtime, accounting for students off-campus so as to avoid unnecessary expense and waste. The module can also track meal preferences for special dietary concerns.

Pastoral Care –

Understanding and tracking pastoral information for students is a vital element of keeping them safe and accountable. ReachBoarding allows for staff to quickly take notes on student wellness and behavior and alerts administrators when concerns arise.

REACH WELLNESS INDEX® – View and analyze the big picture of social and emotional wellness for their students, staff, and parents. Reach Wellness Index® and Challenge Success, is now included as a standard module for all subscribers. 

Is ReachBoarding secure?

We have redesigned the ReachBoarding user-access security system from the ground up to create a robust and flexible digital architecture that provides administrators with complete control across the entire user base.

Our Infinity Access provides administrators with unlimited flexibility and endless possibilities. It gives you the ability to control the access and activity capability for every user, on every screen, and for every action in ReachBoarding.

Using the latest in RFID technology, biometrics, or GPS to monitor student movement, Reach implements new innovative technology tools such as i-Beacons, NFC tags and QR codes. ReachBoarding is constantly seeking to improve user experience, efficiency, and security for our schools.

 Read our white paper on data security [PDF]

Will ReachBoarding integrate with our current system?

A key feature of ReachBoarding is that it has been designed to integrate seamlessly with a growing list of School Management Systems worldwide.

ReachBoarding even shares your school spirit – it can be custom-branded with your school crest and colours to become an integral part of student life on your campus.

With the Reach Application Programming Interface (API), we connect with the world’s leading platforms, including yours.

What’s New

Four great new features for Reach Medications Manager

Four great new features for Reach Medications Manager

Four (4) great new features in the Medications module that improve record keeping and knowledge sharing in the most popular and important extension module in Reach. The new featured pushed live on 29th Jan, 2022 are; Location awareness in the scheduled medications...

Student Daily Timeline

Student Daily Timeline

Sometimes you just need to know, at the click of a button, what a student been doing for the past 24 hours or more.  That’s why we have the Student Daily Timeline. The Student Daily Timeline will display a list of transactions or actions that a student has been...

COVID-19 Daily Symptoms Survey for student

COVID-19 Daily Symptoms Survey for student

Monitoring the physical symptoms of students and staff on a daily basis has become a common procedure for many schools, one of the many operational adjustments needed to ensure a Covid-safe environment for the school community. Daily COVID-19 symptoms surveys are a...

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