I am an 8th grade student applying to boarding school (for admission in 9th grade). I am new to this forum, and will appreciate some guidance. Here is a summary of my credentials:
Academics: All A and A+ during my 6th and 7th grade. Strong Interest in Math, Computer Science, History and English
Math Accomplishments: AMC 10 Honor Roll, AIME Qualifier
Computer Science: Strong Interest in Programming
Extra-curricular activities: Published poet, Drawing and Painting (solo exhibition held once), Digital Art and Video (Editing and Creating Animated Videos), Theatre (Main Lead roles in school productions), Photography, Community Service. I have special love for nature and try capturing in my art and photography
Sports: No major accomplishments; Would love to try couple of sports (Lacrosse, Squash, Swimming) in High School. My current school has limited sports opportunities.
Personal Characteristics: Extremely creative, Eye for details, Positive attitude in life, Believe in taking risks in life, and Genuine care for others.
SSAT Score: In my first practice test last week, I got 84 percentile; English score was not that great; vocabulary was tricky(: I do not plan to spend too much time studying for SSAT, since other activities keep me busy. I would rather spend time on my creative activities, rather than memorizing words…that’s just me:). I will take a couple of tests and whatever is the best score, I will submit.
I am a female (US Citizen). I will need substantial aid and I know I will have to cast wide net.
If there are any schools, you can suggest, based on my profile, that would be great. School’s ranking/prestige is not important to me, but I am more concerned about school’s support system (e.g. teachers, electives in my interest areas in both academics and ECs, facilities, opportunities, culture of letting students take risk).
Visual Art ECs (Drawing, Painting, Digital Art and Video, Photography) are really really really important for me, and I would like to pursue them passionately in high school and will look for opportunities to blend them with my other interests (e.g. programming, love for nature) during four years of study.
Thank you for reading my post. Any advice will be most welcome. Preference is for boarding schools on the East Coast (MA, CT, NH)