St. John's Northwestern Academies - Review #3
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2009-2012|
|Sports and Activities:||I was in varsity lacrosse which was amazing. I also was the battalion staff S-3.|
|College Enrolled:||College of DuPage|
|Home Town, State:||Lisle, IL|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I liked that we had structure. It taught me how to be on time and responsible. I also really liked that it was all guys. It made it easier to learn. Our teachers bent over backwards to help us
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I graduated high school and made it on to the battalion staff
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Just know no matter how bad it gets it is worth it. I struggled first but after I got used to it I loved it
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked the sense of brotherhood and the fact that I was able to learn German
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Make sure you check out mousou hall. And sign up for off campus trips
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the fact that the teachers helped us no matter what. I have a learning disability and school always came hard to me. The teachers helped me to pass and enjoy my studies. I even took up German when I was there.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked that they had outings for us scheduled so that we could get off campus and not get so cooped up. I liked to volunteer because it gave me a good sense for helping people. This school really made me fall in love with helping people
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town was small so you could basically walk everywhere. The restaurants were good. Ans they had nice people in town
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life was good because the school was small. Everybody knew everybody. Everybody basically became friends
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- The University of Alabama The location of SJNMA I believe is unique to most boarding schools as it is located very close to downtown Delafield but while on campus you feel separated completely from the surrounding area. This allows. . .
- Marquette University The military traditions sets the school apart from other more traditional boarding school experiences. Very structured but always surrounded by other cadets in your company that doesn't make it feel like "all work and no. . .
- College of DuPage I liked that we had structure. It taught me how to be on time and responsible. I also really liked that it was all guys. It made it easier to learn. Our teachers bent over. . .
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