Vermont Academy - Review #1

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Vermont Academy
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About the Author:

College EnrolledAurora University
Home Town, State Lake Villa, IL
Years Attended Boarding School4
Activities During Boarding SchoolTri Varsity Athlete in Ice Hockey, Field Hockey, Lacrosse Head Tour Guide Orange Key Society Proctor Team Captain

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I enjoyed the Learning Skills Program it really helped me throughout my four years at Vermont Academy. The Learning Skills staff works with you and your teachers to help you succeed in the classroom. I also loved the opportunity we were given to work with the Kurn Hattin School and how we got to volunteer and work with the kids.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I was able as a freshman play on three varsity sports and I continued throughout the rest of my years at VA to continue to play three varsity sports every year. The opportunity to play three different sports helps you grow as a person.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I believe that I would have not changed anything. Enjoy the moment because in snap of your fingers it will be over.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I enjoyed the closeness of the community with the faculty and students.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Be prepared for the snow. I also recommend living in either West Hill or Dr. Brown.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed the small class sizes. I believed that the workload was reasonable. My teachers were more than willing to meet with me outside of class either in their houses or during our free blocks or even during lunch.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed the level of athletics especially the level of teams we played at the hockey level. I enjoyed how you were required to play three sports, so you weren't able to focus on one sport for the whole year.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I really enjoyed the visual arts, I love the mac lab that we have to help you with photoshop and film. Your photographs were used a lot during the year.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Students are involved a lot with different types of programs. Students are involved in the theater, tour guide, student leader and student government programs/clubs.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed the dorms that I lived in. My junior and senior year I lived in the same dorm and my dorm parents were the best. I enjoyed being able to go into my dorm parents house to watch TV with their family or watch hockey games. I enjoyed being able to hang out with my dorm family.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Every Tuesday in the Fall and Spring trimester at dinner time we had formal meals and those were enjoyable. Every Friday in the Fall and Spring trimester we had a whole school lunch called community lunch. Every Thursday in the Winter Semester we had community lunch. I enjoyed not having the same meals every week they changed it up.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
It is very small there is one road in and out of town. The two things that are the most popular are the Market and the River.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The Wildcat den is where a lot of the kids would hang out and another place would be in the dorm common room. Everyone also knew each other and so even though you weren't best friends with everyone they still knew who you were.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
8:00 AMStart of classes
12:00 AMStart of Lunch
1:00 PMAthletics
6:00 PMDinner
7:00 AMfree time
8:00 PMStudy Hall
10:30 PMLight's Out
Weekend
1:00 AMFree Time
10:00 AMWeekend Activities(Optional)
1:00 PMCheck in
8:00 PMDorm Clean Up
8:30 PMStudy Hall
10:00 PMEnd of Study Hall
10:30 PMLights Out
Read more details about Vermont Academy on their 2019-20 profile page.

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  • Vermont Academy Alumni #1
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars  
    Aurora University
    I enjoyed the Learning Skills Program it really helped me throughout my four years at Vermont Academy. The Learning Skills staff works with you and your teachers to help you succeed in the classroom. I. . .
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