Tallulah Falls School - Review #1

Tallulah Falls School
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About the Author:

College Enrolled Syracuse University
Home Town, State (Country) Fair Play, SC
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School I was the President of our chapter of the National Honor Society, Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook, Secretary of Student Council, Track and Field, Tennis, and Astronomy Club.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Tallulah Falls School had a mandatory work program. The students participated in the cleaning of campus, assisted in cooking meals, and other various jobs. I thought going into it that the work was a bit tough, but the experience was incredible. I learned so much about the importance of hard work.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing to happen to me while being at TFS was being my class's salutatorian. This achievement would never had happened at public school. I was really pushed my the faculty to work hard and set goals. The values I learned while there have really carried with me on to college.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
The best advice I can give is to really be yourself. TFS has a diverse mix of students. There is no reason to put on any type of facade, it is ok to be yourself.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the friends that I made. I keep in close touch with all of them even though we are spread out across the country and the world.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
During your tenure at TFS you have to eat at Isabelle's in the town of Tallulah Falls. They have the best food!

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
What I loved most was the relationship I had with my teachers. I know it sounds cliche, but the way students interact with the faculty is amazing. You really begin to feel like their are your parents. This of course comes from the fact that the class sizes are very small (I had a class of two kids). When you have that much attention from a teacher, it is almost impossible not to have a problem with the material.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Tallulah Falls School has the best coaches. Are you competitive and want an opportunity to shine? Coach Neal will give you that opportunity. He is amazing. TFS has produced numerous state champions under his guidance.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
TFS has a serious commitment to student artwork. Throughout the entire year campus is decorated with the paintings and sculptures made by incredibly talented artists. Also, across the street from campus is The Tallulah Gallery, which houses the works of local artists.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
TFS is located very close to some of the prettiest scenery North Georgia has to offer. The Tallulah Gorge, Lake Tallulah, and so much more. Hiking, kayaking, and trailblazing are very common activities.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
There are only two dorms at TFS, one for the boys and one for the girls. Choosing a roommate is very simple, and you will have no trouble living with whomever you want. One of the best features is the size of the rooms. They are HUGE! You have incredible space for all of your stuff, including your clothes, books, posters, anything that defines you. Both dorms are recently renovated and have a mountain lodge like feel.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining hall is beautiful. With high back chairs and a stone fire place, you again feel like you are staying at a high class mountain resort. The dining hall staff works hard to provide good meals filled with diverse dishes. The annual steak dinner is one of the most anticipated meals every year.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town of Tallulah Falls is a quaint mountain town. The town of Clayton only a few miles away has everything you would need. It has an array of unique restaurants and interesting shops. TFS makes trips to Clayton quite often.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The small size of TFS allows you to make some of your best friends. The close quarters can be tough at times, but you end up learning so much about yourself and what it means to be a true friend.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
8:00 AMBreakfast
8:30 AMSchool starts
11:30 AMLunch
3:30 PMSchool lets out
4:00 PMWork Program
6:30 PMDinner
7:00 PMRecreation
8:45 PMStudy time
10:00 PMLights out for underclassmen
11:00 PMLights out for Seniors
Weekend
12:00 AMBrunch
1:00 PMRecreation and trips leave campus
6:30 PMDinner
7:00 PMNight trips leave campus
11:00 PMLights out for everyone

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  • Syracuse University
    Tallulah Falls School had a mandatory work program. The students participated in the cleaning of campus, assisted in cooking meals, and other various jobs. I thought going into it that the work was a bit. . .
  • University of Georgia
    I attended Tallulah Falls for one year as a day student. This school is unique because there are so many different kinds of people that attend and work there. You have the opportunity. . .
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