Hometown: Garfield, NJ
Dorm on campus: Von der Porten Hall
Dream job/major: Anything related to Computer Science
How did you hear about Cheshire Academy?
My brother attended a boarding school and encouraged me to look at schools. When I looked at Cheshire, the small, close-knit community was a draw.
What are some of you extracurricular activities?
Proctor, Soccer, Ski club
What brought you to Cheshire Academy? Did you want to attend initially?
My brother gave me so much insight into boarding school life, so I was largely looking forward to it. He told me the first couple of weeks would be tough, but then I would make friends quickly—and he was right. Now it feels like home.
What are a few words you would use to describe Cheshire Academy?
Exciting. Friendly. Respectful.
What are the people like at Cheshire Academy? Students? Faculty?
All of the students are from diverse cultures and backgrounds, so we respect each other and where we all come from.
Most of the teachers live on campus, so it builds a stronger connection.
How would you describe your classes? What is your favorite class? Does any specific project or lesson stand out in your mind?
I like how my classes all sit in a circle—there is always a discussion going on. You are able to put yourself out there and be heard.
How have you grown most as a person during your time here?
I came to Cheshire Academy as a pretty shy kid, but over the years I have become much more open to different things and new people.
How do you usually spend your weekends at Cheshire Academy? What's a favorite event you attended?
I play soccer and study a lot, but mostly just hang out with friends.
What is one of your favorite memories from CA so far?
During freshman year when I had my first soccer game, I was so nervous. But it’s a great team, and I soon felt a part of a family. We’re competitive, but we also have a lot of fun.
What has surprised you most about being a student at CA?
I was surprised at how easy it was to make friends—but it turns out everyone here is looking to make new friends, so it comes naturally.
What advice would you give prospective students about coming to CA?
I would tell prospective students to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new. Cheshire Academy becomes a second home with great friends and strong connections with teachers.