Perkiomen School - Review #5
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2000-2004|
|Sports and Activities:||Captain of football and lacrosse, taekwondo, and power lifting.|
|College Enrolled:||La Salle University|
|Home Town, State:||NORRISTOWN, PA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Always felt welcomed on campus. I was a day student and knew there would be no issue if had to stay on campus overnight.Small school, so everyone knew each other. Was normal for a freshman to hang out with seniors without any awkwardness.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I turn thirty-five this November and I still play lacrosse. I would most likely never taken a chance to play the sport if I went anywhere else. I'm still very good friends with other alumni and attend the local events. I'm still in touch with my teachers and coaches who always remember me when I see them. My niece and sister both chose to go to the same school, and both came away with positive experiences as well.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have spent more time on campus. I felt out-of-place going to a school where none of my grade school friends attended. I almost left, but glad I stuck it out.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
That I still have strong connections and feel I can visit anytime.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Don't be afraid to try anything you are interested in. Do not hold back on experiencing everything the school has to offer. The time spent on campus will go by quick so don't regret not doing something when you could have. I was always a sucker for cookies at Robbie's.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Easy to walk to and had the necessities like a supermarket and restaurants. There were not a lot of hangs out spots for high school kids since it was a small town.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
As previously mentioned, upperclassman and lowerclassman students would interact without issues. Alot of space around campus to socialize. School provided fun social events such as dances and weekend trips.
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