Solebury School - Review #1

Solebury School
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About the Author:

College Enrolled Loyola University Maryland
Home Town, State (Country) Newark, NJ
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School I participated in Soccer for 3 years and was captain my Senior year. Basketball for 4 years and was captain for 2 years, Softball for 4 years, and was captain for 2 years, and Cross Country for 1 year. I was also part of a few student organizations including the academic committee, and the judiciary committee. I was also in the Spanish Honors Society, and a few volunteer programs related to the World Food Program, and

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Solebury was one of the best things to happen to me. The education I received, the friendships I made, the relationships with many of my teachers are still in place today. I'll never forget my first year of college, watching many of my friends stress and crack under pressure, while I felt confident and relaxed due to the prep education I received during my years at Solebury. While most people would be nervous to attend boarding school, that feeling quickly dissipated and I only felt a new found independence.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing to happen to me in boarding school was definitely the people I met and the many different cultures I was exposed to that I would not have been otherwise. I am very proud of my time spent there as I truly could not have asked for a better high school experience.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wouldn't have done anything differently. I advise new students to definitely be open to trying different things, and meeting different people. Getting involved in anything that might interest you and some things that don't.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the student teacher relationships and the overall environment of the school. I was treated like a human being, I was supported, and most of all well prepared for my next steps in life.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Solebury is a great place to receive an education. Truly unforgettable experience.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Academics were definitely tough at Solebury, however everyone was there for help and support. I loved that there were so many other students who were as smart or smarter than me. This is the environment I craved. I loved that so many honors and AP classes were offered and that the non honors or AP classes were still challenging.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Athletics were extremely bonding at Solebury as you were required to play a sport or be involved in a club every trimester. These people are the people with similar interests who would become life long friends. Although small, Solebury was definitely competitive in their league and with surrounding schools.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I can't speak to many of the visual arts such as Music and Theater as I never participated. However I went to the productions and they were always amazing, well planned and executed. I did participate in Photography which was definitely popular.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There were a ton of extracurricular activities to be involved in. The hardest thing was choosing what to do. If I could have done it all, I would have.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life was amazing at Solebury. There were many day students who would stay over because the atmosphere was contagious and everyone wanted to be around it. We had several weekend and nightly activities during the week. There were sushi parties, mall trips, ice skating, theme nights, movie and tv nights, etc. The list is literally endless. There was a boy's dorm and a girl's dorm, however we could cross paths during the day before curfew.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Dining was better than most places. The chefs were actually amazing and did a great job preparing such good food for so many people. Breakfast was my favorite because you could get an omelette to your exact liking. There was also a good selection for vegetarians and healthier eaters, which is certainly a plus.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
New Hope/Lambertville was definitely pretty popular. Lots of nice shops and places to dine for brunch or dinner. During warmer seasons, lots of students would hang here around the bridge and Starbucks. I love the poster shop in town. It kept my room interesting.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social Life was everything. I can't imagine not having a social life at Solebury because there were so many people with different interest that you would eventually come across someone you bonded with. I was pretty much friends with many different people on campus, who were in many different circles.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
9:00 AMClass A
10:00 AMClass B
11:00 AMClass C
12:00 AMlunch
1:00 PMBlock
2:00 PMClass D
3:00 PMClass E
7:00 PMStudy Hall
10:00 PMCheck In
Weekend
11:00 AMBrunch

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Solebury School Alumni #1
    Class of 2011
    5 Stars   2/25/2017
    Loyola University Maryland
    Solebury was one of the best things to happen to me. The education I received, the friendships I made, the relationships with many of my teachers are still in place today. I'll never forget my. . .
  • Solebury School Alumni #2
    Class of 2009
    5 Stars   2/25/2017
    Portland State University, The George Washington University
    Solebury makes sure to keep all class sizes very small, which was new to me as a former public school student. All students address teachers by their first names, which really emphasizes the mutual respect. . .
  • Solebury School Alumni #3
    Class of 2009
    5 Stars   12/5/2016
    University of Delaware
    Solebury has a mandatory yet very manageable volunteer requirements. When I was a student, it was 5 hours a year for middle schoolers and 10 hours a year for high schoolers. I was part of. . .
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