Saint John's Preparatory School - Review #2

Saint John's Preparatory School
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Home Town, State (Country) Seoul, South Korea , none
Years Attended Boarding School 3
Activities During Boarding School I was in National Honor Society, Newspaper club, yearbook club, Chamber choir, cross country, musical, student council, and world club I was a secretary and a class representative for student council and a secretary and a president for world club.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I really like the fact that there were varieties of classes that I could choose from. My school was IB oriented and it was interesting to see the depth and the level of study that I was doing. I was also in National Honor Society (NHS) which helped me to do volunteer works to better the school community. Saint John's Prep School is located within the Saint John's University, which already gives the impression to students that the studying will be sophisticated and the environment, surrounded with forest and lakes, you cannot ask for a better school than this.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Through attending Saint John's Prep, I definitely became a better person. I grew in a way that I never thought I will. I made great friends, not only with my age group but also with teachers and staff members. I still keep in touch with them and I am grateful that I have them in my life.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would say just be yourself because people are nice, supportive, and welcoming.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I really like the musical program. It transformed me into a totally different person. I was shy and introverted before coming to Saint John's Prep but through musical program, I opened myself up more and loved being on stage. I am forever grateful for that.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
At a snack bar- Go get chocolate scone! or even a lemon scone.They are very delicious. I am in my senior year of college and I have not found a scone that tastes as good as that.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I like the fact that the teachers were really engaging with students and passionate about teaching. Moreover, Saint John's Prep is a very small school. Everyone one cares about you.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was in cross country team and it was very beneficial for my health.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was in concert choir, chamber choir, and musical (every spring semester) Choirs are great and I enjoyed it a lot because the song selections that we do are very unique and interesting to learn. Moreover, competitions are really fun to attend as well!

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I like the extracurricular activities at my school because it has variety and there is always something right for your pick and you know you will enjoy it.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I appreciated that my dorm life was pleasant. It actually prepared me to be in the college dorm life as well. Dorm life is different from school day to day life because you always come back to the place where your other international friends are, where you might not have been able to hang out with throughout the day because of classes. It is a great environment and fun to hang out with your friends. It is cozy and warm.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I like the fact that dining was a buffet style. You can get what you want when you get in.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Town and surrounding area of the school is great. First, it is surrounded with forest and lakes so it is good for you; you cannot get that much of healthy air and environment somewhere else. Second, the town is close by and it is fun to go to Local Blend and have a cup of tea or coffee. The atmosphere is really nice.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I like how friends and people are welcoming and accepting. I enjoyed the company of my friends and they were there for me through thick and thin. I would say the system is very supportive

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