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I applied to four schools: Cate, Thacher, Groton and Middlesex. I live outside of Omaha. I looked at bigger schools like Andover, Exeter and Hotchkiss. They were great to be sure, but I like the smaller schools more. I dont really have any safeties, which I think was a mistake, but my scores, grades and recommendations were good and I hope my interviews went well. Im so nervous! I think about this all the time. I had to post because I want to know if other people are as nervous as I am!!
Its so hard to compare the West Coast schools and the East Coast schools. There didnt seem to be any difference in the teachers. I visited an English class on all four visits (because I love to write) and the teachers and students seemed like they were on the same level (way higher than my current public school!!!!)
The main differences that stood out were that Middlesex and Groton had a more historical feel and the architecture seemed beautiful and inspiring to me. The kids seemed nice too, a lot like I thought theyd be. At Cate and Thacher, the outdoors was a way bigger part of the campus than the buildings (Cate with the ocean, Thacher with the mountains) if you know what I mean. The students surprised me a little bit. They seemed more relaxed and smiling. My Moms theory is that warm weather makes people happy.
If I get admitted by an East Coast and a West Coast school, I dont know what Ill do!! Help!!