Kent School - Review #21
About the Author:
|College Enrolled||Middlebury College|
|Home Town, State||Houston, TX|
|Years Attended Boarding School||3|
|Activities During Boarding School||Ice Hockey, Football, Lacrosse. Blue Key new student tours. Prefect.|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The location was remote yet beautiful. Remote setting yet convenient to NYC, Hartford, Boston. Student run campus for the most part.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The people I met became family members and 30 years after we speak weekly if not more frequently.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Put yourself out there form the get go. Everyone is in the same boat and feeling as apprehensive and nervous as you are.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
All the dorms are more or less the same. People should definitely check out the boat house.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Very small question that virtually all discussion based. No "preaching" from the teachers. Incredibly interactive learning experience. Very competitive yet the workload was very manageable. teachers were all excellent. A unique mix of those they stayed for 1-2 years and those that were or have been there for 30+ years.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Incredibly competitive and successful. That being said everyone could play any sport probably just not at the varsity level. There was three season mandatory participation. Coaches were like parents and continue to close friends to this day.
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