Cranbrook Schools - Review #7
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2013-2014|
|Sports and Activities:||I participated in Crew, Spanish Club, Michigan youth in Government, Cabinet, and Yearbook.|
|College Enrolled:||University of Southern California|
|Home Town, State:||Beijing|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The faculty member and the architecture of the school are definitely two very important aspect of the school that made my experience unique. With a huge campus of over 300 acres, I get to explore the campus throughout my stay here. The quietness and beauty of the campus offer me breaks from the intense work load. Also, the faculty member of cranbrook schools are really caring and brilliant. Besides being great teachers, they care about us individually. At cranbrook, I definitely feel belonged.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I am glad that I learnt to take on more responsibility as leader and active student.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Be ready to embrace new opportunities and new people when you go to a boarding school.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I really liked the friendly atmosphere and the awesome faculties in this school.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The art museum is the place that every student should visit at least once throughout their years at cranbrook.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I like the literature class at Cranbrook the most. All the English teachers at Cranbrook are absolutely amazing because they actually teach you how to become good writers and how to appreciate literature. Almost all junior and senior courses are at college level and classes are mostly discussion based instead of lecture. Cranbrook definitely prepare me well for college.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was in acting class for both my sophomore year and junior year. This is definitely the class that i enjoy the most because it is a lot of fun and really lighthearted. The school's winter musical is one of the biggest highlights. Every year, the performing art department produce a winter musical and almost everyone from the school watched it. There are also concerts throughout the year.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are a lot of clubs and volunteer opportunities at Cranbrook. I was the vice president of Spanish club and I participated in three more clubs and some volunteer work throughout the year. I like how every club has a certain degree of diversity. For example, in the Spanish club, the members are from very different background. Not every member can speak perfect Spanish but they all have a strong intention to master the language. It is a challenge to commit to both your school work and your extra-curricular activities at the same time. There are times when I feel like I have been over committing myself.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The girls dorm is really big and pretty comparing to most college dorm room. Since there are only less than a hundred girls in the dorm, there are not many dorm activities on the weekends. However, there are rides to nearby shopping malls and a nearby city every weekend. The dorm is generally quiet and a good place to live in.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The are two dinning halls at the school. One at Cranbrook campus and one at Kingswood. The dinning halls have different architectural style but they are both very pretty. The food in general is not bad at all. The school offers a lot of variety during lunch. Dinner is usually very simple because it is only for the boarders and the faculties.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Cranbrook is within a five minute car ride to Birmingham, a small town that has a lot of good restaurants, movie theaters and shops. Also, the school is close to a very huge shopping mall called Somerset Collection. This is probably the biggest mall in the Michigan area.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are school organized dances such as prom, homecoming and spring dances every year. There is a good balance between social life and school life at Cranbrook.
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