<p>So I was recently accepted to St. John's College and am really excited about the school and was planning on enrolling to the Annapolis campus for this coming Fall. I've done plenty of homework on schools and came to the realization that based on my interests there really is no other school quite like St. John's. That said, I do still have some major reservations and was hoping someone could help me out.
I've been a public school student for the past decade and one of the statistics that jumps out to me is the amount of undergrads who are homeschooled. That doesn't matter to me except recently when I was talking to a teacher, whose opinion I value tremdously, referred to it as a school "to get homeschooled kids to socialize." To what degree, if at all, is this true? Obviously thats not the school's stated purpose, and no one goes there for that reason, but is there an overbearing presence of students who aren't very good at socializing? I don't mean to sterotype homeschoolers, I have many friends who have been homeschooled with mixed results. But what she said, and what I've read make me slightly uncomfortable. I spent the night there in the fall, and while all the students seemed friendly it was fairly obvious even in just that 24- hour period that there were some kids who could speak to other people and others who simply could not. If I go to St. John's will I feel trapped socially? Also, slightly unrelated but do the staff and faculty ever have a tendency act like parents rather than teachers or "tutors" and babysit students rather than treat them like adults? Just something I read and wanted to know if there was any truth to it...</p>
<p>Sorry for the long post, but thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out!</p>