Amerigo San Diego Mater Dei Catholic High School - Review #1

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Amerigo San Diego Mater Dei Catholic High School
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About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2015-2019
Sports and Activities:Coming from South Africa, I loved playing Volleyball but unfortunately at the time, Volleyball was only for girls and that was the going rate in America. I did play Soccer thou, and I enjoyed every second of it, until I got injured and couldn't play for 5 weeks. The school offers many activities and sports thou. They have a professional panel of coaches that can help you get the most out of yourself. They can even help you sign with a university. There's Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf and other sports to choose from.
College Enrolled:UCLA
Home Town, State: Polokwana

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Being a Catholic school. I love the Holistic education that we got. The school instilled Discipline within me and I can honestly say that I was about to gain values of life at the school. I was taught so much more than just US history and other courses; I was taught to be a complete human.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Wen I arrived at the airport. I was welcomed by the head boy and head girl. That was really amazing. It felt like arriving at home.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
What would I have done differently?? I think I would have eaten more. I miss their food it's amazing. My advice is that the kids must explore the city. Enjoy and live the American boarding school dream.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I really love the religious influence of the school. Every teacher, every student was just amazing. We all had a little faith to hold on to. I really enjoyed watching Football matches against other schools because we really got to know each other better. It was a great bonding experience
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
The food is really tempting. I know but try not to eat breakfast when you have a match coming up. Go for the healthy choices of yogurt and other healthy foods. Please try out the Faith club. The club helped me to be the person I am. It instilled a lot of values and characteristics.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The school itself is breathtaking. The classrooms were big even though they only accommodated on average about 20 students. I personally loved the teachers. They were professional and enthusiastic. My favorite teacher was my Spanish teacher cause I was new to the language, but she took her time to wield me into speaking proper Spanish

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
As I said, the coaches were the best. A lot of our peers were signed with universities due to our wonderful coaches. The grounds were really beautiful. I personally loved the Football matches against other schools because that is where we got to bond as a school.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
There was a band which also performed in the Football matches. They basically let the vibe in and kept it going. It was really fun. I was there as an international dance program and I guess they explored the world's different dance styles. There was also an Art club, and they got to display their work at the hall. I personally loved the Choir performances and that encouraged me to join in my second year.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Our school was very big and everyone was talented in their own way, therefore there were a lot of extracurricular activities. From Anime to Robotics to science to French club. There was too many of them. If you can't find a club to join, then you can start your own club. Please try out the Faith club.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The dorms were beautifully designed. It was an inspiring space where you can relax and sleep. My dorm had a desk, a chair, a lamp, bed, bookshelf and other stuff. The bathrooms were well maintained and the staff would clean them each and every day. Management would check up on us to see if we were tidying our rooms. We used to share our rooms. It would be 2 people in one room and we hardly got to change roommates, but an exception was made if all parties were in agreement.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The food was amazing. The chef was the best, really. I'm the morning they would serve a full English breakfast with eggs, hash browns, sausages and all the other goodies. There was a healthier choice of yogurt, fruit and other healthy stuff. Lunch was at 12. They served sandwiches and burgers then and we would eat after class. Supper was great too, and they made interesting n diverse meals.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The school was situated in the beautiful urban city called Chula Vista. The lemon city. It's a really beautiful city which is not big at all. Which is good for new students. The city host The Chula Vista lemon festival which is not only just about lemons. It also has performances, crafts and good food.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Being at school was really fun. We were a big family indeed and you know what they say. The more the merrier. Most of the kids there were American. At the time about 15% of us were International students. The school was really disciplined, and everyone was kind to each other. At boarding, there was always some to talk to. Someone to cheer you up when you are feeling homesick. The kids were kind to the less fortunate like me.
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