The Webb School - Review #9
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1985-1988|
|Sports and Activities:||Outerlimits program.|
|College Enrolled:||Agnes Scott College|
|Home Town, State:||Medford, OR|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I felt that the honor code was very real and in practice each day. The small class sizes and their was an amazing outerlimits program which provided for physical activity outside of a PE class.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Webb made me the intelligent person I am today. I always say that I got a better eduction there then I did in college. The academic program was fantastic and the friendships I made got me through my teen years.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I was extremely upset about being sent to boarding school, I had a culture shock period. You just have to give it time and after a few months you will be able to settle in. It was honestly one of the greatest experiences of my life.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Teachers, friendship, academics, beautiful surroundings.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I would like to have gotten more involved in some of the clubs groups, but it was more important for me to study. Grades are extremely important and taking the honor code seriously.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Most of the teachers lived on campus and were a part of the community. I felt that they were very knowledgable and had a real passion and gift for teaching. It didn't seem like just a job for them. The classes were as hard, if not harder than my college courses. I learned so much and the English department made sure I was extremely well read. The History department made things seem so real and made me fascinated by the past. It was such a well rounded eduction. Students really wanted to excel and study hours each night were very important.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I did not really participate in Athletics. I think for those that did it was a lot of fun. I liked the fact that the school was not centered around the Athletics and it wasn't the most important part of the community. I also liked that instead of football we had a soccer team it made us unique. Also a tennis, golf, lacrosse. It seemed like if there was a big interested by the student body for a specific sport they would make a team that year.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
This was the best part of the experience. We lived two to a room with two rooms attached by a center bathroom. I bonded so much with my roommates they were like family. We had so much fun just chatting laughing, hanging out. Even though it was single sex dorms, after dinner every night we had an hour or so where we could all socialize and I made such life long friends.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Bell Buckle is such a beautiful small town. I felt completely safe there and loved walking down to the Post Office, and restaurant after school each day. Pretty old houses and rolling hills. It was the perfect place to grow up and focus on learning.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I never watched TV for the three years I was there. The social life was amazing and focused on just talking and getting to know more about each other. People came from other states and countries and we learned more about our world.
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