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Name: Cordelia
Graduation Year: 2020
Middle School: San Francisco Friends School
Hometown/Neighborhood: Glen Park, San Francisco
Athletics/Activities: Lacrosse & Tennis


Why did you choose to attend The Bay School?
I liked how close the community seemed during morning meeting at my visit. Getting a group of 400+ students together for 20 minutes in one room every morning is not an easy task, but Bay students seemed genuinely engaged and interested; they wanted to listen to all the things that were being presented on and shared during announcements, which I think is something special.

What has been your favorite class taken at Bay?
My favorite class at Bay is Biology 1. I love science classes and I loved biology because we learned about how our body works and everything that makes us, us. We also got a chance to dissect a fetal pig, which was a really amazing opportunity that I enjoyed immensely.

What is your favorite part of the Bay community?
My favorite part of the Bay community is morning meeting because everyone is so open to share parts of themselves to everyone. This includes the hidden aspects of their personalities, their hobbies, reasons why they love their friends, what they've learned over the years, and so much more. Listening to people be passionate about their lives is so interesting to me and I love it.

What has been your most memorable experience at Bay?
I think that my most memorable experience was Bay Day 2017 when we went ice skating. I got to ice skate with different people who weren't in my class, and I had such a good time.

What is the one thing that you have learned most about yourself during your time at Bay? How has Bay helped you discover that?
I have learned that I'm not that good at procrastinating. While I do put off certain assignments until the last minute, for the most part I am truly driven to get my work done as soon as possible so I don't have to worry about it later. By having flex blocks (free periods) integrated into my schedule, it was a lot easier for me to realize that I could just stop procrastinating (for the most part).

What advice would you give to prospective students who are considering Bay?
Don't stress out too much! Be as authentic as you can in your interviews and on your application and you will be able to figure out what high school will be the best fit for you.