Tallulah Falls School - Review #2

Tallulah Falls School
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About the Author:

College Enrolled University of Georgia
Home Town, State (Country) Clayton, GA
Years Attended Boarding School 1
Activities During Boarding School Volleyball captain Basketball captain Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle leader National Honor Society Tri-M Music Honor Society

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 to make friends from all over the world. The small size also allows for very close friendships to be made and many become just like family. I only attended my senior year, and even though I did not live on campus, I felt very accepted, and established some life changing friendships.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing, again, would be the friendships. I was also able to be valedictorian of my class. Tallulah Falls helped prepare me for where I am at in school now, studying to become a teacher.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
My experience as a day student in a boarding school was wonderful, and I cannot think of anything I would change. If you are going to a boarding school to live or as a day student, just be yourself, be open to the different kinds of people around you, and get involved in something on campus. It is a great way to make friends and find where you will fit in.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The friends I made, my experiences in athletics, and the location of the school. It is in a very beautiful area!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I would recommend joining a sports team, and make sure you go into Tallulah Gorge.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics helped me prepare fairly well for college. I enjoyed most of my classes and the teachers. Teachers are very willing to help, and also care about each of their students lives inside and outside of the classroom.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are definitely plenty of opportunities to get involved in athletics. I had so much fun being on these teams and became very close with all my teammates. Even when we found ourselves going through challenges on the court, we became great friends and had fun times together during and outside of games and practices. Most of my coaches were very caring, hardworking people that wanted to see their athletes achieve.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I spent a year in chorus. The demand in this class was challenging, but we had a lot of fun getting ready for our performances. We were able to travel to Savannah and do a show for the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Annual school trips like the tubing trip to Deep Creek and the ski trip to Cataloochee were some fun and enjoyable trips that I went on. The meetings we had with FCA were also good as we would meet with other schools, attended a concert, and did community service together.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I was a day student, but became very good friends with many of the students that boarded at the school.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I enjoyed the homemade meals served in the beautiful dining hall. The dining hall ladies worked very hard to provide us with delicious food.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
I lived near the small town in the surrounding area. There are a lot of good outdoor activities like the lakes, waterfalls, Tallulah gorge, and hiking. Shopping trips have to be taken closer to Atlanta.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved my year spent at Tallulah Falls School because of the friendships I made with the students and teachers. Many of these people are like family to me, and now that I have moved onto college I miss them so much! Some of the most fun times I have had were spent with my friends from TFS.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
8:00 AMStudy Hall
9:00 AMChorus
10:00 AMGeometry
11:00 AMEnglish
12:00 AMAdvising/Reading/Lunch
1:00 PMArt
2:00 AMSpanish
4:00 AMpractices/games
6:00 AMgo home
Weekend
1:00 AMhome or games

Alumni Reviews
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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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