Class of 2023

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KATHRYN, Class of 2023
Elementary/Middle School: St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School

Why did you choose to attend St. Teresa's Academy?
I chose St. Teresa’s because it is within walking distance from my house, which is a plus for both my parents and me. I also chose STA because when I shadowed, I felt really included in all of the classes, and the vibe was just really welcoming and fun.

What has been your favorite class at STA?
Last year (freshman year), I had Ms. Montag for Biology. On the first day, I remember coming home from school and telling my parents that my Biology teacher was super fun, and I couldn’t wait for the rest of the year. Ms. Montag definitely did not disappoint!! From the labs to all of the foldables we made, her class was the best.

What is your favorite part of the STA community?
I love how kind and inclusive everyone is. There is always someone in your class you can talk to, even if you're not super close with them. I also love advisories.

What has been your most memorable experience at STA?
My favorite experience at STA so far was Freshman Retreat last year. I had so much fun doing the relay race, having a dance party in the hallway in Donnelly, and spending time with a couple upperclassmen in our small groups. I enjoyed talking to them and other freshmen about STA.

Looking back at your year(s) at STA, what would you tell yourself on the first day of school?
Some advice I would give to myself on the first day of school is to be open to trying new things. I grew up at one school, and never experienced anywhere else. I think having an open mind will get you very far, and you will be more successful.

What advice would you give to prospective students who are considering STA?
I would tell someone shadowing the same thing I would tell myself on the first day of school... be open to making new friends and trying new things.

What is the one thing you have learned most about yourself? How has STA helped you discover that?
I realized that even though I am already a really organized person, I need to be extra organized and always know what to do and where I am going.