Forman School - Review #4
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2005-2006|
|Sports and Activities:||I took part in volleyball and drama while at Forman and felt that these two things were a big part of me becoming more independent. I was a student ambassador for the school I was someone who would show new students and prospective families around the campus and engage in conversation about what goes on in the different parts of the school. Being apart of a dorm while in high school really gets you ready for college this is a truly great experience to have before college.|
|College Enrolled:||New England college|
|Home Town, State:||Biddeford, ME|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I felt the school made me feel like I still had family there that cared about me even though it was my immediate family I have acquired some great friends and relationships . The teaching style was great ! My teachers showed they really cared about how I did in school and wanted me to succeed.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I was able to make new friends that have become life long friends and was able to grow a lot into someone who was strong and ready to go out into the world and go to college feeling prepared . I learned a lot about myself and to go into things trying things and being more open to new things .
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would of tried more sports and got more involved with the school and activities more . I don't regret anything because everything I experienced there I learned something from and was able to take something positive away from it.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Overall , I loved how loving and caring the faculty and staff were and even when you become an alumni it's like nothing has changed your still just as important to the school as if you were still there as a student .
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I loved living in Chace dorm it was so open an it have a lot of open opportunities to be able to socialize with friends . I loved the Green which is the big space in the middle of campus that you could go and relax with friends . The campus size was perfect not to hard to get lost in. But still big enough where you are able to go and walk around and get some good exercise in as well. I highly recommend going to check out all that Forman has to offer they had so much when I attended and are still expanding the school to be able to accommodate many new students .
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that my teachers were able to get very hands on with the academics and really cater to a lot of what each individual student needed . Class sizes were small so you never feel like you have any problem asking a question and getting an answer .
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The athletics were great playing a sport for the first time for me was hard but it's a lot of fun. I played volleyball the competition against other schools and school spirit within sports was really high so you always felt supported .
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Drama was a lot of fun to do and watch as the students would put so much hard work into their performance and you can tell it was always fun and once the performance was done they wanted to do it again . There was always so much talent within the school that you would see kids playing instruments outside during their free time .
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
the extracurricular activities that Forman offers is extensive and if there is something you don't see as a club or organization and want to put it together it is possible. Being apart of different things like the yearbook committee or rain forest project are really exciting it's the chance to be apart of something great .
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved living in a dorm it prepared me to be able to live with a roommate in college and how to live away from home . You are able to connect and become sisters and best friends with everyone you live with in the dorm. You do different activities as a dorm you decorate the dorm for holidays and other occasions and are able to really get involved . After your first year you can select your roommate and or able to select to get a single room .
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining arrangement is nice your able sit with friends and relax while you eat . The food is really good lots of different options to choose from . They have hours that are good for you to either go as they open or towards the end of a meal and grab something and take it back to your room to eat .
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town is small but it's very cute and a lot of great places to eat and quick to walk to .
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the amount of time you were able to socialize with your friends. There are times where your allowed to visit other dorms of same or opposite sex. These are the times that you can relax watch television and play a game of pool or football. A lot of the times in the nice weather everyone sits outside and socializes .
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