Vermont Academy - Review #1

Read more details about Vermont Academy on their 2021-22 profile page.
Vermont Academy
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About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2019-2021
Sports and Activities:Swimming team captain, first chair orchestra, community service, debate team captain.
College Enrolled:Stanford University
Home Town, State: Austin, TX

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Apart from it being a boarding school, the teachers are very lenient and understanding when it comes to completing coursework. They truly want you to understand the material, grades aren't a big factor at all and it's really just about learning.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened to me was the friend group I became a part of. I feel like I've met my lifelong best friends and it all was made possible because of boarding together.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wish I had been more confident and open in terms of meeting new people and making new friends. I would advice kids to try to push themselves to come out of their shell because odds are other people are just as nervous and shy as you.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the location and student body culture/environment the most.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Join as many clubs and activities as you can and are interested in. Get to know a variety of people and have fun!

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked that grades were not the most important factor, there was less stress amongst students because of this and everyone was able to focus on learning instead of earning high grades.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Athletics were rigorous and interesting, I enjoyed being able to compete with other schools and travel for these competitions.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Being in orchestra, our teacher was not the best. They didn't entirely know that much about conducting or teaching certain instruments, but you can tell they did their best.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I appreciated the diversity and variety of extracurricular options. Every student could become involved with whatever they were interested in and I appreciated that.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed getting to be so close with my peers and getting used to sleeping away from home.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The food might not have been the best in terms of quality and options, but there were local restaurants we could go off to if we wanted to eat something better.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
I loved Vermont in general, I've never been to the east coast and I really enjoyed the scenery and weather.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved how close everyone became. There's so few of us so bonding and getting to know everyone was inevitable.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
9:00 AMClass
10:45 AMClass
11:15 PMLunch
1:15 PMClass
2:45 PMClass
4:15 PMExtracurriculars
6:30 PMSports
9:00 AMDinner
11:00 PMLights Off
12:00 PMAsleep
Weekend
Read more details about Vermont Academy on their 2021-22 profile page.

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  • Vermont Academy Alumni #1
    Class of 2021
    5 Stars   5/26/2021
    Stanford University
    Apart from it being a boarding school, the teachers are very lenient and understanding when it comes to completing coursework. They truly want you to understand the material, grades aren't a big factor at all. . .
  • Vermont Academy Alumni #2
    Class of 2017
    5 Stars   4/10/2018
    Aurora University
    I enjoyed the Learning Skills Program it really helped me throughout my four years at Vermont Academy. The Learning Skills staff works with you and your teachers to help you succeed in the classroom. I. . .
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