St. Michaels University School - Review #1
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2017-2019|
|Sports and Activities:||Basketball, Track, French Club, School Musical, Intercultural Council.|
|College Enrolled:||Northeastern University|
|Home Town, State:||las vegas, NV|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I liked SMUS because there was a focus on community building, which is something I didn't realize I needed until I got there. I liked the grade 10 experiential program (rocket building, camping, yoga retreat).
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I came out of this school a stronger person than I went in, but that was due to the nature of my relationship with authority figures here and not the school education itself. The nurses are easily the best thing about this school. There was nothing better than drinking tea catching up.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would not have played sports. Yes, through sports I was able to make a few friends, but it was not worth all the hoops I had to jump through and expectations I had to uphold to get there. I would say just do club based extracurriculars, they don't infringe as much on your personal time.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked the friends I made and the experiences I had with them.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I would say to embrace the mandatory Co-curricular even though at the time they may seem like a huge time drain. It's easier to put it in perspective when I consider that the other school I attended didn't implement the same type of mandatory programming and in turn, I felt much less fulfilled in terms of the memories and friendships I made there. I played sports, so I loved using sports facilities, especially the gym. I found it was easier for me to make friends through sports.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked how many clubs and AP classes were available (coming from a town where no AP's were available). I also felt like some teachers had a personal stake in my success, which made me feel like a member of the community.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was on the basketball team; it wasn't very good, but we did attend a few tournaments which was cool. I was also on the track team, which I loved. It was the first team I was ever a part of that truly felt like a team. I will cherish the races, but I cherish all the laughter we shared even more.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
It was quiet, which reminded me of home. I also liked that downtown there was a view of the water.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
That although there were cliques, you still felt like you could talk to anyone because most of the community was friendly.
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- Northeastern University I liked SMUS because there was a focus on community building, which is something I didn't realize I needed until I got there. I liked the grade 10 experiential program (rocket building, camping, yoga retreat). . .
Several things make boarding school special. The learning, the community, the sports. All these and more.
A private school in its infancy is quite different from the mature community it becomes over time. I wonder what the founders of these five schools would think about them today. I bet they would be very proud of their creations.
Sending our children off to boarding school in the fall of 2020 raises questions about their safety and other corona virus issues. We address some of your concerns here.