My high school experience was varied and vibrant. While at Arcadia, I built the school greenhouse, started my own business, and performed at the Guthrie Theater with a group of classmates. The rigor and flexibility of Arcadia’s curriculum made me a stand-out candidate for scholarships in college—a significant source of funding for my higher education experience. Time and project management skills I learned at Arcadia made it possible to balance degree and elective coursework, a work study job, a sport, study abroad trips in China and England, and two terms as the president of the college’s rowing club.
“I have to give credit to Arcadia for putting me on the path I am travelling today. This upcoming summer I will have another internship, this time with Google out in Mountain View, California. Arcadia allowed me to spend time on my interests and work them into a curriculum; in fact I developed an android app for my senior project.
Because of the close relationships that teachers had with students at Arcadia, I am comfortable establishing relationships with superiors and seeking out mentors, which has made a huge difference in my career.
Learning how to manage my time effectively and present effectively have put me ahead of the curve in terms of undergraduate skills and hence have prepared me to flourish in an intense academic environment.
We were grateful to have a number of options when choosing a school for our 6th grader. We chose Arcadia because of its emphasis on cultivating curiosity and being an engaged citizen. We are so pleased with how the school community supports his development.
There are lots of things I love about Arcadia, but the single best thing is that my daughter finished middle school even more engaged and self-confident than when she started. I didn’t know that was possible!
I love the space Arcadia gives my children to grow and learn. They are passionate about pursuing their interests, and Arcadia supports and challenges them to do so - whether it is microbiology field research or learning about and painting women scientists.