Reflections and Advice:
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
There are many unique features which make Prep a great place. It's location is one of those features. Most boarding schools I visited were situated in small town with little to do. Prep is located near a large mall, metro stops, restaurants and movie theaters. However, it is also secluded and easy to miss. The trees and golf course surrounding the campus also give it a sense of privacy.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Living on my own for 2 years really helped me prepare for what is to come in University and beyond. It also made me become organized and accountable for my own actions.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have liked to join more clubs and organizations. Although I participated in sports, I really didn't get a chance to enter the club scene at Prep. I think it would have enhanced my experience greatly and enabled me to dive even deeper into the Prep community.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I entered Prep in my junior year. It was a great experience and I am glad I chose it over the other schools I had applied to. I still keep in contact with many friends from Prep, and I plan on doing so for a long time.The staff at Prep really facilitates everything and makes the experience as enjoyable as possible.The resident staff was great and made dorm life a lot of fun.Overall, there is not just one single thing that makes Prep enjoyable. It is a combination of many, many things. The school treated me with the utmost respect and made my time there go by very quickly.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Prep has a huge campus. The new athletic facility is incredible. The details and money put into the facility makes it a must see and it is easy to spend a lot of time in there.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Academics are a very important part of Prep. They are also fairly difficult. Luckily, the teachers are there to help the students succeed. The amount of homework assigned is fair, and teachers are always available to help with it.Inside the classrooms, the actual teaching is great. Teachers are engaged and have a great knowledge on their subject. Classes are small and the environment allows for easy learning.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Athletics at Prep are amazing. Most teams compete for championships, and there is a lot of support from the student body, teachers and Prep teams. I played on the varsity soccer team, which was an amazing experience. Our team was very competitive, and the guys on the team were great teammates. Coach Fraiture was amazing and would definitely go the extra mile to help anyone on the team. I also played on the varsity hockey team. This was also a great experience and the team got a lot of support from the prep community.Lacrosse, football and basketball games are a blast to watch also. Prep has a lot of school spirit and pride.
Art, Music, and Theatre:
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I unfortunately did not take advantage of the wide variety of arts groups that Prep had to offer.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are many student organizations that students can easily join. There are all kinds of different areas that the groups cover, and one can always start their own group if they want to.Prep students are required to do a certain amount of Community service in order to graduate. This is a great experience and allows students to really take the time to help out in the community. Many opportunities are available.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I greatly enjoyed dorm life. The rooms were a good size, compared to some of the New England schools I visited. Seniors and some juniors get their own room which is also nice.Furniture in the room is slightly old, but nevertheless is pretty acceptable for a dorm room. Bathrooms and shower areas are pretty large. The cleaning staff does a great job keeping the place clean.There are always activities planned by the residential staff for the weekends. Anything from sports, paintball, movies, dinners etc.. Also, being on campus gives you access to anything from the golf course to the gym.Dorm life is great, mostly because of the friendships that are made. Plus, there is always someone around to help with homework, or to watch tv with.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining arrangements at school are probably what would be expected at a typical boarding school. Breakfast consists of normal breakfast foods such as bagels, muffins, toast, bacon and eggs. Dinner is ok. Depending on what your tastes are. Most nights the food is great. There is also a full soup and salad bar, along with bread if you happen to not like the food that night. Dominoes is also only a call away.The dining hall is huge and has all kinds of juice, soft drinks, iced tea and water.Nighttime snack is always after study hall at night. There is always food left out by the kitchen staff. Toast and bagels are also available.Overall the food is pretty decent. On most nights, you can't go wrong.
Social and Town Life:
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The surrounding area of Prep is awesome. On weekends there is always something to do. The metro station is a 10 minute walk, and that will allow you to head towards D.C (around a 20 minute ride). Obviously there is a lot to do in D.C. Georgetown is also nearby that provides shopping and food also.Closer to the school, there is White Flint mall (5 min. walk), movie theaters etc.There is always something to do in and around the school on the weekends. It's location is great.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social life at Prep is what you would expect at an all-boys school. There is great camaraderie among the students, usually regardless if you were in the debate club or on the lacrosse team. I got along great with everyone and had no trouble entering the Prep community.
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