Hebron Academy - Review #4

Hebron Academy
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled Bay State College
Home Town, State (Country) Raynham, MA
Years Attended Boarding School 2
Activities During Boarding School Varsity Soft Ball, JV Ski alpine team, drama club.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Hebron Academy was my home for 2 years and completely changed me as a person! During my time at Hebron Academy I was able to find myself, improve my academics tremendously going from an average student to actually reaching the honor roll before graduating. I not only hope to be able to send my own children there for High School but hope that people that read this will understand how dedicated the people are at Hebron Academy. I don't want to call then staff because it's more than that...they are your family!
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I know it sounds cheesy but my two years at Hebron Academy has changed me as a person in a positive way and I feel has made me the person I am today. I feel that I'm able to give my children a better insight into studying, and other ways to approach their academic life along with their friendships because of Hebron Academy.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Anyone coming into a boarding school may feel overwhelmed because there are people that have been friends there for years but what I learned very quickly was that they will welcome you with open arms. Come into the experience with an open heart and open mind and you will leave with the best experience of your life.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Truly the experiences Unity and memories that I will have for the rest of my life. My academics have made it so that I can do whatever it is I want to do in life.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Being a girl I can obviously only really recommend the girls dorm. However, no matter where you are on that campus you're a family. My favorite spot was sitting in the bowl at night with friends looking up at the sky at the beautiful stars and just talking.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
What I liked most about the opportunity at Hebron Academy is the small class sizes, structure, and availability of the teachers to help you if you were struggling.There were many a nights we would huddle together going over Shakespeare in the teacher/dorm parents on campus apartment getting it right!

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
What I liked about Hebron was that you needed to choose an activity. It didn't have to necessarily be a sport as I did drama one semester however pushing for the participation gave me insight, memories, an amazing sense of accomplishment when I was pushed in my skiing! People look at mandatory participation and feel it's a bad thing I feel like it made me a better person. There's such a diverse availability of things to choose I feel that each person has a place and it no longer feels like it's mandatory.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that they had the drama music and arts I participated and drama and took art classes and have loved music art and Theatre ever since.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Just like any other school there's extracurricular activities outside of sports. I was not a part of them but had many friends that were they had the opportunity to take people around to show them the campus and really give them an idea of what Hebron Academy is like from the students point of view.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the unity, feeling as though I had 40 some-odd sisters! We loved each other, disagreed with each other, shared things... memories... clothes... make-up, laughed, cried, watched movies... everything you would expect at home! I was home sick when I first started my dorm parent at the time I knew how I was feeling brought me cookies, hot chocolate and a big hug.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The quality of the food was good far better than my brother's boarding school. Plenty of options. You were able to sit with your friends, dorm parents, teachers...it was like having a dining room table in a large room.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Hebron Academy is a small town... But you always had the post office so you can get your mail from home. There are trips that you could take into Portland to do your shopping on the weekends plenty of things to do.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life at school was far better than anything I could have imagined. I have friends today from all over the country, and other countries such as Spain, that I will have for life. There are never cliques... yes people have friends in circles but you're never not welcome or feel bullied.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • Hebron Academy Alumni #1
    Class of 2009
    5 Stars   7/27/2009
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Hebron is my home and the home of hundreds of my peers. It is a tightly knit community filled with a highly engaging and focused energy. It is the kind of place where. . .
  • Hebron Academy Alumni #2
    Class of 2008
    5 Stars   1/29/2015
    Trinity College
    I loved everything about my time at Hebron. It was truly a community, without the cliques I had come to expect at public school - sure, people had their groups of friends, but no one. . .
  • Hebron Academy Alumni #3
    Class of 2007
    5 Stars   7/27/2009
    Eckerd College
    Hebron Academy is a small day and boarding school in rural Hebron, Maine about an hour outside of Portland. I began my Hebron career in 6th grade and continued on, graduating as a senior in. . .
  • Hebron Academy Alumni #4
    Class of 1999
    5 Stars   11/20/2017
    Bay State College
    Hebron Academy was my home for 2 years and completely changed me as a person! During my time at Hebron Academy I was able to find myself, improve my academics tremendously going from an average. . .
  • Hebron Academy Alumni #5
    Class of 1980
    5 Stars   11/20/2017
    Tuft University
    The education I was fortunate to receive in my four years at Hebron Academy (Hebron, ME) made all the difference in what I have been able to do since. My teachers were more than exceptional. . .
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