Westover School - Review #3
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2009-2013|
|Sports and Activities:||I have played on the varsity soccer and tennis teams all four of my years here at Westover. I served as soccer captain for both my junior and senior years and served captain of the tennis team my senior year. I began playing squash as a freshman but in my sophomore winter switched to swimming where I served as captain my senior year. I played the handbells and piano. I have taken multiple ceramics courses and several drawing courses. I am the First Head of the Athletic Association, which means I am one of our seven Heads of School. I work closely with our Director of Athletics, Tiz Mulligan. I also meet regularly with the other seven heads and our Head of School, Ann Pollina.|
|College Enrolled:||University of New Hampshire|
|Home Town, State:||Litchfield, CT|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Form the moment you walk into the great yellow walls of Westover, you are greeted with smiles. Westover's community is close-knit and comfortable. We not only support each other, but also push our friends, teammates, classmates and roommates to do better in all that they do. Our teachers reinforce this in the classroom with extra help in one-on-one conference time. Teachers are dedicated to making sure every girl is doing the best she can. Westover is a welcoming place to learn lots and to make lifelong friends.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I am most grateful for the friends I have made at Westover. I know that they are lifelong friends and will never lose touch with them. I have grown with them and been through so much with them.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would not do anything differently. I would tell people to love who they are and to accept and love who everyone else is.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Westover is home to me. I love its people the most.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Check out the student center! Brownies, cookies, milkshakes, smoothies...all made fresh daily.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Westover's athletics are competitive. On every team by every coach, Westover athletes are taught the greatness in sportsmanship. Whether we win or lose, we are taught to shake our opponents hands with grace and humility.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Every student at Westover is required to complete four hours of community service every year they are here. I know that girls are surpassing that minimum greatly. Students race to sign up for the soup kitchen and the relay for life walk. Westover girls love giving back to the community.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life is entertaining. Our dorm parents cater to each girl, whether they serve your favorite snack on your birthday or that favorite tv show on any given night of the week. Unlike many other schools, Westover boarders spend much time in their dorm parents apartments. The apartments are opened at 9pm for all girls to hang out.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining hall is very "home-y." The Westover dining hall staff are so friendly. We received an email from Robert, the baker, asking us what desserts we would like to have during the last week of school because he knows we are leaving. That shows how generous and dedicated the staff are.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town are Westover, Middlebury, is a cute New England town. There are a few family-oriented restaurants and ice cream parlors. The Dunkin Donuts and Froyoworld are often visited by many Westover girls. Middleubry is a small, safe town.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Westover offers many trips to surrounding malls, restaurants, mini golf, bowling...etc. There are usually dances with boys schools on saturday nights.
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- UMBC Westover School is unique because of its community. No other school I have visited or heard of has the atmosphere Westover has. Each of the students have unbreakable bonds with each other and the faculty;. . .
- Boston College Westover School is unique, for one, because it is an all-girls school. Being one of the few remaining all-girls schools in the surrounding area, Westover strives to instill in students qualities of independence and confidence. . .
- University of New Hampshire Form the moment you walk into the great yellow walls of Westover, you are greeted with smiles. Westover's community is close-knit and comfortable. We not only support each other, but also push our friends, teammates. . .
Several things make boarding school special. The learning, the community, the sports. All these and more.
A private school in its infancy is quite different from the mature community it becomes over time. I wonder what the founders of these five schools would think about them today. I bet they would be very proud of their creations.
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