Graduation Year: 2022
Middle School: San Francisco Friends School
Hometown/Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Athletics/Activities: Volleyball, Group X
Why did you choose to attend The Bay School?
I chose Bay because everything I heard about the school I really enjoyed. I loved the feeling of walking down the halls on my tour, the teachers in the building, and the care for the students. I also really loved that I could be in an environment where I could thrive academically and also do outside activities.
What has been your favorite class taken at Bay?
My favorite class at Bay is Humanities where I can immerse myself in books, discussions, and topics that challenge me to think about the world around me. My favorite teacher, Mrs. King, is a huge grammar enthusiast, and she makes every single class enjoyable and very engaging.
What is your favorite part of the Bay community?
I love that every morning we get a chance to hear about what is happening in the lives of the people around us, whether that is a Morning Meeting talk by a graduating Senior or a sophomore telling us about another sports game to come and see. This allows the students at the school to be more engaged with each other in general, and for many different people to hear what's going on and try new things.
What has been your most memorable experience at Bay?
My most memorable experience at Bay so far has been being on a volleyball court with people of all grades and feeling that my presence was valued. This made me feel so good, and allowed me to create new friendships with people older than me.
You have successfully completed your first year as a Bay student. Looking back at your year, what would you tell yourself on the first day of school?
Be kind to everyone and branch out. Find the people that make you happy. Also sign up for tons of clubs, and don't get stuck thinking you have to show up to just one.
What advice would you give to prospective students who are considering Bay?
Pick a school that will make you happy, don't pick the school with the biggest name for itself, and don't pick a school other people think is right for you. Pick the school that makes you feel good!