The Cambridge School of Weston - Review #6
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2008-2010|
|Sports and Activities:||I was part of lots of things: basketball, dance concert, international theater, hip-hop and more.|
|College Enrolled:||University of Washington|
|Home Town, State:||Taipei|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The academic module system is something very unique; I have never heard of other schools with such a system. Taking at most three academic classes at a time prepared me for college ('cause that’s how college works), and breaks between mods gave us students an opportunity to recharge ourselves.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing would be dancing at CSW. I felt I grew so much as a dancer by dancing in concert with so many dancers that are better than I am.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wish I had run for a dorm leader position my senior year. I think I received so much from my boarding experience but wish I'd taken a leadership position to contribute back to the community.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I am most grateful that I made a few tight friends--the friends I know I'll keep in touch with for years.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Time changes things, but I would still recommend Kim Thai for some good Chinese food.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Fractured Fairy Tales! This is something that happens at the very beginning of the year, basically each dorm chooses a fairy tale and twists it to its own version with some rules. My dorm usually won, and I believe that was the reason why I liked it so much.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Boston is a very brisk city; it has four distinct seasons. Weston has a nice atmosphere and although CSW itself is a bit remote, it is still near the commuter rail train station.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked how the international students bonded, sharing our cultures and languages.
|8:30 AM||First class|
|10:00 AM||Advisor block|
|10:30 AM||Second class|
|1:00 PM||Third class|
|2:45 PM||Dance or basketball|
|7:00 PM||Study hours|
|9:00 PM||Theater practice or hanging out with friends|
|12:00 AM||Harvard Square|
|7:00 PM||Sports game in Boston|
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