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Name: Ella
Graduation Year: 2020
Middle School: San Francisco Day School
Hometown/Neighborhood: Presidio, San Francisco
Athletics/Activities: Soccer & Group X


Why did you choose to attend The Bay School?
I liked the sense of community I felt when I visited; it felt like a place where I could see myself at.

What has been your favorite class taken at Bay?
I absolutely loved my Biology class! It was a very hands on class, and allowed us to learn the material in action.

What is your favorite part of the Bay community?
The bonds between grade levels. It never feels like there's an age barrier.

What has been your most memorable experience at Bay?
Joining a class of mainly juniors as a freshman, and on the first day walking in and being immediately welcomed.

What is one thing you have learned about yourself during your time at Bay? How has Bay helped you discover that?
I learned how much I love planning and organization. Bay provides time, such as tutorial, to schedule and meet with teachers, which has helped me a lot.

What advice would you give to prospective students who are considering Bay?
Don't be scared. The transition will be easier than you think, so just be yourself and you'll be okay.