I’m in grade 8 and I am applying to a few boarding schools and just wanted to see how this is. The schools I’m applying to include:
I go to a private school in the bay area. Here’s some other stuff:
Grades: All A’s
Sports: I’ve done dance/ethnic or Chinese Dance for 9 years (didn’t do competitions, only performances), JV for school basketball and volleyball which I had been doing for 4 years
Other ECs: Piano for 9 years, ABRSM grade 7 going to grade 8 (it was canceled ugh)
Student Council Member Last Year
Student Ambassador for my school (I basically did tours and things)
I’ve won second place in 2 city wide speech tournaments in English
I’ve won 3rd place twice in Chinese poetry
I am part of the yearbook and the ECO team at my school
Interviews (I’ve only done 2)
Exeter: I did it with an alumni and it was very nice. We talked for an hour or so and it was a good experience. These are subjective though so idkkk.
St. Paul’s: The man seemed pretty uninterested. He didn’t smile at me, only said “good” after my responses. He did laugh at one of my jokes though. The questions were a bit harder and he asked a lot of stuff that was already on my resume/gateway like academics and extracurriculars.
Math: I’ve had my new teacher for only a few months, she doesn’t know me well but I do well in her class.
English: My teacher will definitely write a really good English recommendation for me. She is my advisor and student council teacher.
Principal: Although I’m having my principal write it, I don’t know her really well.
Personal Recommendation: One of my schools AO and admission director is writing it. i’ve Known him for 5 years and worked with him a lot too so he’d write a good one.
Reading:82 percentile (I’m taking it again this January)
Overall: 97-98 and 2300 or so raw score
I also am part of John Hopkins CTY course for both math and English. I’m fluent in Chinese and take French at my school. I also do flute which I’ve been doing for 4 years at my school band (doesn’t really mean anything though).
I’m an Asian female living in SF and from what I’ve read on here, I’m pretty average. I don’t have a lot of things that go to a professional level, I do well in many things but in my sports, I’m not like nationally placed 1rst or something.
I am also applying for financial aid. Oh and I also applied to Groton last year and got waitlisted if that means anything.