Cranbrook Schools - Review #1

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Cranbrook Schools
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About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2015-2017
Sports and Activities:Varsity volleyball, UNICEF, gold key
College Enrolled:Concordia University
Home Town, State: Izmir

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Extremely diverse educational community that encourages students to get involved. The school has a very well-rounded educational team that makes you feel home whilst providing with an excellent academic schedule. All the teachers and staff are focused on the students' well-being and learning. It just is a great place to be for a high school in terms of, extracurricular activities, community work, art education, academic life and university prep.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I came to the US all by myself, thanks to Cranbrook. I became an independent individual that can take care of herself.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have joined the community before my Junior year.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Overall, everyone was so professional around me. I have received a good education that prepared me for university. And I was around so many kinds of people that showed me the richness of diversity.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
If you would like to receive a good education surrounded by excellent students and staff; a beautiful campus with amazing opportunities, choose Cranbrook.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
My highest level math class was AP Statistics. I realized it only after that that course prepared me for my Business degree in university very well. American and world literature courses that I took at Cranbrook had introduced me to the foundation of the English language in terms of grammar, essay writing and literature. American and World history courses has given me a rich perspective. French courses I took at Cranbrook prepared me to start a life in Montreal, Quebec, which is entirely French speaking. I also took sculpture and ceramics classes at Cranbrook, which were amazing! All the courses I took at Cranbrook (Math, science, sports, etc) has taught me something about my possible career paths.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Varsity Volleyball team at CK was very dynamic, welcoming and competitive. I liked the fact that I joined such a high level team as a new coming international student and I was super welcomed!

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
All the clubs and volunteering programs at Cranbrook are extremely diverse and well structured. It is a paradise for a student. The CK community allows students to discover all kinds of talents and interests by offering opportunities at a wide range of fields.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the UNICEF club the most. So many volunteering and fundraising organized in this club that help unfortunate communities overseas like Haiti.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorms were very comfortable and cozy. The rules to follow are very clear. Anytime you seek help you know that there are so many people to help you. The nurse, the secretary, psychologist, teachers and the dean, they are always around in case you need them!

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
3 times a day healthy dishes! Has 2 major dining places in both campuses. Gluten-free and Vegan options!

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
It is a suburban area. Students are taken to the town center by bus every weekend. It is a good student place with cafes and small boutiques.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Very social environment. Especially because the school encourages students to participate in all different kinds of activities. Everyone knows everyone, and it is a very social and friendly environment with the staff and students.
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