Christchurch School - Review #1

Christchurch School
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled Radford University
Home Town, State (Country) Hayes, VA
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School Golf, Manager for Boys and Girls Basketball, Manager for Football, and Manager for Volleyball, Cantorian (Choir)

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Our focus is revolved around the health of the Chesapeake Bay especially the Rappahannock River. We have a Cans for Oyster drive where we plant oyster seeds in the mouth of the river to clean it. We also take immersion or grade trips to learn about sustainability.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Senior trip was a good memory. Its hard to say. I loved my time here. You will definitely grow. You will feel ready once you graduate but in the end even if you don't want to admit it. You will miss Christchurch. One thing I wish I would have done is gone to India with the school.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Put yourself out there and be proactive. Introduce yourself.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Everything. I really do not have a dislike.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
My favorite place to study was Headmasters Hill. You might even to get to see the corgis.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Class sizes were really small. We had extra help sessions where we could get help on missed assignments and on current and future work. My largest class was 15 and smallest was 4. Everyone knew everyone and everything.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Small but competitive. I have met many people on sports teams. We share stories and we still keep in touch, even with my coaches.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was in the Choir. Our music teacher is the nicest and funniest person you will ever meet. My highlight was singing in Williamsburg Va. We had cookout afterwards and we started to sing there.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Our school was very involved, with the community and the bay. We have many volunteer opportunities.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life is great. Very diverse. You will eat dishes from different countries. The rooms are pretty nice for a dorm and you have a dorm parent where you can always go to for help.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The food is very sustainable. Very good. My favorite was Buffalo Chicken Pasta.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
It's on the river. Small local towns nearby. About an hour from Richmond and from Williamsburg. There are 4 golf courses within 30 minutes. The school will take you shopping, just sign up!
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Very diverse. I have met people from many different countries and you will love it. Everyone knows everybody including faculty and staff. Everyone is friendly.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
8:15 AMEat food then sign in
9:00 AMGo to Chinese Class
10:30 AMAssembly/ Senior Speech (Wed. Chapel)
11:15 AMHistory Class
12:30 AMLunch
1:15 PMEither extra help or Choir class depending on the day.
2:30 PMScience Class
4:00 PMCo-Curriculars.
6:15 PMCo-Curriculars. end. Eat dinner
11:00 PMLights out
Weekend
10:30 AMBrunch
1:00 AMThere really isn't really a schedule.
12:00 PMLights out

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Christchurch School Alumni #1
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    Radford University
    Our focus is revolved around the health of the Chesapeake Bay especially the Rappahannock River. We have a Cans for Oyster drive where we plant oyster seeds in the mouth of the river to clean. . .
  • Christchurch School Alumni #2
    Class of 2016
    5 Stars   8/2/2017
    Wesley Theological Seminary
    I attended Christchurch School (CCS) from 1973 - 1976. I was one of the first African American students to attend and the seventh black to graduate from the school. I graduated with the distinct honor. . .
  • Christchurch School Alumni #3
    Class of 1988
    5 Stars   6/5/2017
    Ohio Wesleyan University
    Christchurch helps all of their students truly find out "who they are" and what their strengths are. As a college and life preparatory environment, Christchurch succeeds in every way preparing their family of students to. . .
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