I really want to go to Emma Willard school for 9th grade. I am currently in 7th grade and am wondering if I would have a chance at getting in. I would be a full-paying applicant and I’ve read that helps, but I know it’s still not enough. Here are my grades:
All A’s in all classes all year while taking all advanced classes.
My school stopped doing real grades because of Covid, but I have an equivalent of what would be all a’s while still taking advanced classes.
I also completed through high school Spanish 3 with all A’s and will complete Spanish four next year as an 8th grader.
I have done 6 shows with a local theater company and have taken over 12 camps and classes starting at age 7. In addition to this, I have been taking voice lessons for 2 years and have performed in 3 recitals (I don’t really know if that’s worth anything but I thought I’d add it in)
I also competed in the first lego league robotics competition last year where my team won districts and regionals for the main season. Then independently I competed at a local competition where my robot won all categories it was entered into. The next summer I was asked to do an internship at my old elementary school to teach third through fifth graders how to code and build robots.
I also don’t know if this helps, but I want to go to Emma Willard because of its rich history of educating girls. This is very important to me as someone who aspires to be a female in a male-dominated field (software engineering). I think any all-girl school would foster that kind of learning, but I’ve done research on all schools I could find and Emma was the only one that had so many clubs and classes that really showed their feminist heritage and that is something that really stuck out to me. I also want to go to Emma because I do not feel challenged where I currently am and want to be in a learning environment where everything is not so easy and where everyone is as eager to learn as I am.
Thanks for reading that whole thing, hopefully, it didn’t sound too cheesy because I promise it’s all genuine. If you have any suggestions as to what I could do to boost my application within the next few months that would be awesome. As you could probably tell Emma is where I really want to go and I am willing to work really hard to achieve that goal.