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February 17, 2022
Written by Flint Hill Admission Team
Why I Chose Flint Hill: Upper School Students Speak
We asked five Upper School students why they chose Flint Hill. They had various answers along with a little bit of advice for incoming Huskies.
Watch the video or read the transcript below.
Why did you choose Flint Hill?
"I really liked the way that the teachers interacted with the students. I thought it was really different than the public school I was coming from, and it just was a lot more intimate. And I like that about Flint Hill."
"I liked how I had a plethora of classes to choose from and you really have whatever choice and option to to decide your future."
"There's a big feeling of community, and I really think that the classes are engaging and fun."
"So I chose Flint Hill because of the community here. And then the support that I was seeing other students receive from their teacher, especially now being a student here, I get amazing support from all of my teachers, whether it's staying late to meet with me to discuss information on an upcoming test, go over homework that I just didn't understand. I know that there's always a group of teachers here to be by my side, especially when I know I need the help."
What's the most valuable part of your school day?
"We have a part of the day called ASL and it stand for Activity, Study, and Lab, and I've learned a lot of different study skills. And it's a time where I can socialize and get my work done or meet with teachers or have labs and physics. And it's really taught me how to be productive on my own schedule."
"I really enjoy my physics class. I really enjoy basketball practice after school and football practice and track and athletic stuff. So I would just say the after-school activities, and some of my favorite classes, which is a lot of the sciences."
"Would definitely be office hours, not only because I can go to meet with my teachers, but also it's a time where you can really see the community here at the school. Everyone is interacting with each other. You see people talking to the teachers and talking to them about their day, there's people in the nurse's office, talking to them about their day. You just see all the students walking around the school, everyone interacting with each other. You're really able to see the big family feeling that's here at Flint Hill."
What does it mean to be a Husky?
"What it means to be a Husky is to be more intelligent, to be perseverant, and to be understanding of others. Most of all, I feel like compassion is something that they teach a lot here, and I feel like that's something I've learned here a lot. That's something I feel like that the core values really hold strong to."
"I think what it means to be a Husky, obviously, we have the core values and stuff like compassion and respect. But I think what it means is not being afraid to be yourself and be able to be independent and responsible and just be a part of the community as well."
How did you make new friends?
"A lot of people actually came up to me and there was a bunch of cool socializing events for new kids. And the day that I shadowed, I got in contact with some of the kids who already went to Flint Hill, and it was really easy for me to make friends."
"There are a lot of new kids. You won't be alone or anything, but I think everyone was super welcoming and some of the people, the new kids this year, some are my closest friends."
"I was playing sports stuff, all my friends came from sports. I was in a lot of different classes. Everybody was really open and no kind of like, social cliques here. I mean, everybody talks to everybody so it's not too hard to make friends at all."
What advice would you give to a new Husky?
"As an incoming ninth grader, I would say it's an adjustment in terms of the workload. But I mean, you'll get that with transferring to middle school or high school anywhere. But I think socially it's just a much bigger pool of kids. So it takes you a minute or like a month or so to kind of adjust to that both academically and socially."
"Get involved in as many things as you can, Flint Hill, like I said, has so many amazing things to offer. Becoming a junior ambassador, coming to all the games to meet so many amazing people and then also participating in a sport. I think for some people that may not be into athletics, but as a freshman participating in sports I would say was so helpful for me because I was able to meet people in a bunch of different grades, but all have the same interests as me with volleyball, which is what I played.
"Be yourself. Take advantage of other opportunities that you're given here. Don't ever limit yourself to a certain category or a certain group of people."
"Definitely don't be scared. There's a lot of new kids every year and it's always really fun getting to know them and just be yourself and try to engage with others."
"Build good connections with your teachers. Because teachers, teachers at this school always help you and it pays off in the end."
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