Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Review #1

Rancho Solano Preparatory School
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled University
Home Town, State (Country) Phoenix, AZ
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School It is very hard to participate in other activities unless there are other boarders also interested in your activity, otherwise you have to take taxis to get where you need to be.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Horrible Boarding School. Boarders are hardly integrated into classes of day-students. This inhibits development of their English. They are also treated very badly by the administrators. Students are not treated properly, especially considering the fact that these students are often hundreds of miles away from their family, and need all the support they can get. The emotional stress that these students go through is flabbergasting.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Most teachers are amazing, but they are all scared of the administration.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have gone to a different school.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Most teachers.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Most teachers are amazing, however the administration is horrible, and teachers are fired left right and center, so there is no stability. This harms us both academically and emotionally.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The focus on athletics is far too strong. Nobody goes here to become a professional athlete. Sports are important, however way too much money is poured into athletics, and we don't even do well in them.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Visual Arts and Music are very good, however our art teacher, band teacher, choir teacher, and strings teacher are all leaving next year. This turnover of teachers is something you have to get used to if you come here.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
It's easy to start a club, but the administration only funds Student Government, and so all of the other clubs suffer because of a lack of funding.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The students do not have a proper boarding house. Each year, they live in different hotels.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Dining has improved, however many students complain that there is not enough food for them.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Town life is good, but again, enough people have to be interested in an activity, otherwise there is no transportation. The school van will only transport a certain amount of people.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life is good. There are not many people at this school. Boarders are hardly integrated with day students.

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