Cheshire Academy - Review #3
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2002-2005|
|Sports and Activities:||I was involved with theater and was the editor of the yearbook.|
|College Enrolled:||Johnson & Wales University|
|Home Town, State:||MIAMI, FL|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I lived in a house that was converted into a dorm, with the dorm parent living on the 1st floor, and five students living on the 2nd floor. Because the dorm had so few students, it felt more 'home' like, making everyone more comfortable.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The lasting friendships I made have been so fulfilling. Because boarding school has students from around the world, each person in a group of friends can potentially bring an entirely different perspective, which allows for really great conversation and appreciation for others.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wouldn't have done anything differently. My advice for kids going to boarding school would be to let yourself enjoy this part of your life. The sooner you accept that this is where you live, the sooner you will start having a great time.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked that my teachers were always around. Over time, some teachers grew into really great role models and mentors. I am still in contact with some teachers 10 years later.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
My final words of wisdom are, if you're going to break the rules, make sure you are signed off of campus!
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
In the humanities classes, my teachers cared more about students understanding why things happened in history as opposed to memorizing dates. With this mentality, we had a better understanding of international relations, and eventually learned the important dates as well.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The arts program was small. The productions mounted were limited in their creativity and depth. Overall, it felt as if the school administration was not completely supportive of spending budget on the arts, but did so out of obligation.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town our school is in was built around the school, so students were free to leave campus as their pleasure. There is a great deli across the street that loves having students for lunch.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The ability to have your friends available at any given moment was really special.
|8:00 AM||Morning Meeting|
|8:15 AM||Classes begin|
|3:30 PM||Afternoon Activity begins|
|7:30 PM||Study Hall|
|9:30 PM||Free Time|
|11:00 PM||Lights Out|
|10:00 AM||Breakfast in the dining hall|
|11:30 AM||Hang out at the Field with friends|
|3:00 PM||Nap Time|
|8:00 PM||Evening Activity|
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- Hobart The Academy stands out in many ways such as how their is always active efforts to bring their immensely diverse community together and from person experience they have found great success. The school stresses the. . .
- Syracuse University My family's relationship with Cheshire predates my brother's and my attendance there; our grandfather was a student at the Academy in the 1940s. The family came back to the school because of the summer program. . .
- Johnson & Wales University I lived in a house that was converted into a dorm, with the dorm parent living on the 1st floor, and five students living on the 2nd floor. Because the dorm had so few. . .
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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