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year of 2019 here. I have to say the school has exceeded my expectation especially the teachers, the advices for my college application from them are quite helpful. Although the school is kinda new compare to other local day schools, the staff and faculties are experienced dealing with international students.
Teachers is very nice and supportive. The facilities is good as well. students come from all the world. Dorm is very good, every student can stay in single room.
Those at the head of school are placing an emphasis on ways in which they can increase profits ( as the school is now partnered with a Chinese based conglomerate ) rather than focusing on the students in front of them. Don't waste your money on a school with zero regard for your child's learning.
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I like how the school treat with diversity of different cultures. I feel comfortable during the time I live in the school's dorm. The dorm's regulation is very strictly
My overall experiences were good. The teachers were amiable and helpful. However, the campus is too small and offer fewer sports.
My experience at CATS has been pleasant, to say the least. Visiting the school in 8th grade left me wide-eyed and excited for my future at the school. I have cultivated great relationships with many of my teachers, and many of the students at CATS. I started in 9th grade, and I was coming from a school where they taught us to do the bare minimum to get by. I recieved my first grade below an A that year, and I worked harder to make sure that I got my grade back up. The satisfaction that I felt after seeing what I was capable of was enough to make me want to keep it up. Soon enough, the workload that had once seemed tedious to me felt like normal as the years progressed. The higher work level and the fact that my teachers weren't trying to make things easier, but harder to prepare us for college and the real world, forced me to push myself more and become more independant.
International students are forced to take supplemental English classes. There are several art classes as well as Ap classes. Some teachers do not speak fluent English making it hard to understand. However, there are some willing to spend some extra time for students. The campus is small and there is usually nothing going on. If there is any event students are forced to attend. The dorms (very poor) are literally 200m from the school. The campus is in a safe town, Braintree, 40 min away from Boston. There are of course some humble and hard-working students seeking to get accepted into a good college, but most students come from wealthy families from their respective countries and do not care about academics. Students lack English skills. I would only recommend going if you just want to have fun. There is no motivation for studying, neither student life. The food is ok for the American paladar. Bad environment, involving drugs and discrimination. High tuition. Lack of facilities.
Diverse and nice teachers. There are many opportunities for students to prepare for colleges. Nice dorms and nice private rooms. Service is good but the tuition is very high. Highly recommended because you will have a wonderful and meaningful at Cats Academy Boston. There are also variety of classes such as electives and AP classes that help you prepare for your college very well. Nice staff and teachers.
I’m one of the few American students that went to this school. Honestly i enjoyed it. I thought it was really cool to study with kids from all around the world whether they were from Russia, Mexico, Nigeria, Vietnam, etc. The biggest problem that I would say would be the productivity of the Administration. There are a lot of areas that could be improved.
I have been studying at Cats Academy Boston for 3 years. Cats was a diverse community where I had a chance to meet different students from around the world. Besides, the teachers were nice and friendly. They were always smiling and all answering my questions.
Very much like the school diversity and academic approach. It has a lot of international students from different countries, and a strong sense of community between all the people. As for academics, you can choose from a variety of different classes of different difficulty levels, which is very good for international students willing to stay in United States. College counseling service is great, even though they have a lot of students, they are doing a great job
As an"Day Student" as it is called in my school meaning that I dont board at the school rather I live near by and commute every day, I wouldnt rate the school as amazing from my perspective. The school pays no attention to students who live outside school. The school provides no help for us to get accustomed to the school atmosphere. Its hard to make friends with foreigners because since your kind of considered an outsider and not fully emerged and intermingled with the other countries in this school its hard to break through the language barrier and the school provides little to no way for us day students connect with all these people from other countries which is why I attended this school to become more culturally diverse by being around and making friends from different countries, however its hard to do so when the school provides little opportunities to connect with them.
Well, I'd like to recommend this wonderful school to parents who are most interested in sending their kids to study in the United States.
It is one of the worst boarding school.
School schdule takes 3 weeks after the start of the semester to get settled and dorm door opens without any alarms after 11 pm.
They are just trying to build new dorms and without any educational buildings extantion. And also they get one month fewer school period compare to public school but they are still running AP program which don’t have enough hours to teach everything else. It really affect students gpa and their college applications. In extracurricular activity, they don’t have any kind of teams or works for students. They just create certain clubs which is nothing to do inside. So don’t have any delusion of achieving to your “impressive dream” of extra works. But you can have good time if you are not focusing on study.
Good college preparation, many academic opportunities, lots of clubs, opinions are heard, easily keep in touch to the administrator of the school
I believe the best thing about CATS Boston is its diverse student body! It is really nice to meet people from all over the world and exchange experiences. Moreover, I love our teachers — they are always there for us. Lastly, we have a great student government that is working hard on improving our school and satisfying the students!
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This school taught me how to be an adult and cope with all the challenges the life gives us. I am impressed how many outstanding friends from different countries I could find. The atmosphere at school is truly inspiring and supportive. I love how everyone has their own room, their own personal space. The city of Boston is amazing and I'm thankful to live near it.
The rate of international students in Cats Academy Boston is more than 85%. During these students, Asian student can take up 70%, which are from China and Vietnam. And then Mexican students and Brazil students. American local students is less than 10%. The turnover rate in this school is very high and they always changes the teachers, which is good for study and development of the students. The management in the school is very bad and chaos. The teacher always pick the wrong classes for the students. The school charges very expensive fees, especially for the Chinese students-About 65000 dollars. They charge different fees for different countries. In China, they always enrolls many bad students without any language requirement. What is worse, they gave high commission for Chinese agents in order to let agent to lead the parents and students to choose this school.Most of students are not studying. They smokes, play games and watch the porns.
Diversity is the best thing about it. Students who attend CATS are intersting and ambitious young people. I had an amazing time making friends. Some of the teachers are truly great, they are ready to go above and beyond to help students achieve their goals. On the other hand, there are some teachers who are really unkind and unhelpful. The principle and the student affairs departnment, as well as most of other saff including dorm parents is horrific. They are people who are having personal issues and are not healthy for school environment. Of course, there are exceptions. I personaly had a great dorm parent, and I wish other students can get the same experience.
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