I am a 9th grader this fall, and want to apply to boarding school for my 10th grade year. I have a few schools in mind but I can't apply to them all because of distance and time constraints.
My grades are (for my 8th grade school year):
Social Studies: A+
Spanish (regents class): A+
My overall average was a 97.63
I participated in Band for the past 4 years (Elementary and Junior High), Chorus for four years also, and am continuing Band next year. I had significant roles in two drama productions in the past two years. I participated in All-County Band and Chorus for 3 years and performed NYSSMA solos for 3 years in band and two years in chorus.
I have played four seasons of volleyball, two seasons of junior high and two seasons of club (intramural). I will be continuing with JV volleyball this year and another season of club. I ran two years of junior high cross country and one year of junior high track. Last year I ran varsity track.
I am also participating in Envirathon, which is very competitive for our school, seeing as we placed in Nationals the last three years. I will be auditioning for a part in a theatre production by an independent company (not through my school.)
This is my "preliminary" list. I've done minimal research into all of them expect Exeter (haven't had time). It has a ton of schools, and I need to bring it down to about 4-5. 6 at most. I need one or two reach schools, and one or two reasonable schools, and at least one safety.
Also, i need a full ride scholarship. My mother is teacher and makes $40,000 a year, about, and my dad is a "student" and makes $15,000. Without all of my tuition and most fees paid, I can't go to boarding school.