Phillips Academy Andover - Review #11
About the Author:
|Home Town, State||Darien, CT|
|Years Attended Boarding School||4|
|Activities During Boarding School||Varsity sports: baseball *Captain, soccer, winter track. Band. Student Government.|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Personal attention without being overbearing. Away from home. High level of academics.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
coming from Nowheresville, NJ, it was a life changing experience. my mind was opened to a much bigger world.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I sent both of our kids to boarding school: Groton (a mistake) and the other to Andover.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
the quality of the school: classmates, faculty and history of the school.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
do your homework
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
high level of academics. everyone entered as an A+ student; most left as something less than that. everyone in the class can't be an A+ student. The so called "rocket scientists" in some cases actually became rocket scientists.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
the competition at the varsity level was high end. half of the games were against college freshman teams from the Ivy League. The balance was against the other large prep schools: Deerfield, Exeter, Mt. Herman, St. Paul's.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
While I played in the band, I was more impressed with the Glee Club, which inspired me to get involved in singing at college. The college experience took me around the world: Italy, France, Czech Republic, Romania, Germany, et al. It also included local venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Andover is a wonderful town: bookstores, bakery, dining when the parents came.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
social life??????????????? it's greatly improved according to my son who also attended in '03.
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