Rectory School - Review #2
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2011-2014|
|Sports and Activities:||I participated in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, chorus and a capella ensemble|
|College Enrolled:||Cornell University|
|Home Town, State:||Bronx, NY|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The Rectory School is focused on building a child's character, confidence, scholarship, and social/emotional development.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I grew as a student and person. I understand better how I learn and how think. I feel more confident.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wouldn't do anything differently.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked most of all being with my friends and having supportive teachers. Rectory School knows a lot about teaching to every student and providing challenge and support when needed.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I recommend Hamilton and Upper Memorial Dorms
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The Music program at Rectory School is the strongest I've ever seen. The teachers are very experienced in choral and instrumental teaching, and the facilities more than rival a high school or college campus. Music students have many opportunities to perform in front of their peers at Chapel or special programs, and in many competitions.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Rectory School students can participate in Student Government, clubs, and weekend activities. There is a First Friday activity for the student community and community service activities to get involved in.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town of Pomfret feels much like a small family community. Pomfret supports Rectory students and it offers those special things to do, such as quick ice cream shop runs, shopping runs, and fast-food runs for those late nights when I study.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
We had many dances and special events at our school. We also had activities with other schools in the surrounding area.
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