Cate School - Review #14
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2002-2003|
|Sports and Activities:||Squash team, Jv tennis, outdoors, fosters volunteer program, debate, model UN, and behind the scenes for the theater group.|
|College Enrolled:||American University|
|Home Town, State:||New York city, NY|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
We had an active volunteer program where we could teach after school bilingual children, and spend time with developmentally disabled adult men. We also had an Outdoors program where we could take advantage of being by the beach and having a large avocado orchard.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The international friends that I made. I entered college as an amazing writer. It was challenging to have no privacy.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have been a day student. I don't like the lack of privacy. I would've trusted a couple teachers more.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
It was pretty and the food wasn't that bad.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Tortilla soup. Go to the beach.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Downtown Santa Barbara on sundays had a lot of store etc. carpenteria the local town only had a grocery store Starbucks and a couple Mexican restaurants.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
It was diverse with international students but also a lot of wealthy Californians that weren't that intelligent.
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