Reflections and Advice:
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Focus on the education of the whole student. Respect for individuality and personal expression. Non-competitive approach to sports and learning. Travel all over the southwest and the world. Coed, international, vegetarian family style boarding environment.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Oddly enough, I have committed my career to serving Independent Schools at this point, perhaps not as a direct result of my OGS experience, but this is the sort of environment that best serves all of the types of students I am fortunate to be able to serve - rich, poor, all religious backgrounds, ethnically and racially diverse. The focus at each is always maximizing the gifts that each individual child brings to the table without judgment and with an open heart.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Be prepared to be known more than you expect to be and be prepared to know others just as deeply. Be prepared most of all to learn more about yourself and your own abilities and limitations, and to appreciate a much larger world if you attend OGS.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The people. I am still in touch at some level with every single member of my class and most of my teachers from as far back as Group D (11 years old - equivalent of 7th grade).
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Besant House is as wonderful as you make it. So is the food. Love the support staff as much as your teachers and never miss an opportunity to get to know them and at least say hello. Take no one and no aspect of this unique and remarkable school for granted and you will be as satisfied as I have been in the end.