Hi! I am a current 8th grader and am applying for ninth grade at various boarding schools. I am from Washington and go to a small K-8 private school. I really want to go to boarding school since 5th grade. I convinced my parents earlier this year to let me apply to boarding school.
Again, I’m applying to(in order of preference):
SSAT: 95th percentile
- Quantitative: 99th
- Verbal: 96th
- Reading: 70th
Grades: my school does narrative reports so it’s a bit hard to tell where I stand but I would say I get As in every class and my teachers think well of me. I am taking advanced classes and am currently taking both Algebra II and Geometry at the same time.
They all went extremely well and a few of my interviewers even told my parents at the end that I would be a great fit and addition to the school.
Indian classical music: I have a little over 1 year of experience learning from an internationally-acclaimed singer. I am extremely committed to it and I practice an hour every day. I am also very passionate about singing in general.
Debate: I have been on my school’s debate team for 2 years and have won a couple of speaker awards at my local tournament. I have good public speaking skills and went undefeated at my last tournament.
Piano: I played for seven years and stopped a year ago to put more of my time into Indian classical music.
Community service: My family is part of a spiritual organization and I have been volunteering from a very young age.
Human values classes: I have been attending human values lessons for the past 5 years.
Note: I don’t play any competitive sports, so I’m wondering if that will hurt my application.
I took the SAT in 7th grade and achieved High Honors from CTY.
I took Honors Algebra I from CTY in 7th grade and got an A.
I won second best novice speaker out of over 100 people in 7th grade.
I won fifth best speaker at a recent tournament where more than 300 people competed.
I was one of 20 students chosen to go on a cultural learning trip to Rwanda.
I have been frequently chosen by my school’s admissions office to speak at events/panels and represent my school.