Octorara Area Junior/Senior High School
- Octorara Area School District, PA
Senior: Attending Octorara Area High school has been a joy. There has always been a positive atmosphere through out the school, and each teacher is only looking out for the students best intrests. This is a special place that truly cares. I understand that this particular High school is not the biggest around, and so you can expect that the sports program has difficulty competing. This is something that could have changes made to. I'm some cases, not many students are willing to try out for a sport. But such students need to understand, practice makes perfect, and the wonderful coaches of Octorara are looking for one thing. Effort. I feel that if the High school advertises this message more frequently, then more students won't be afraid to try out. Therefore we gain more numbers for the program, and have more success in competing with schools around us. Overall, Octorara looks out for the well being of the students, and persists on creating a positive environment that welcomes everyone.
- 1,142 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Villa Maria Academy High School
- Private School
- Malvern, PA
Niche User: Attending Villa Maria was one of the best decisions I could have made, and I wish I could go back. I came into college feeling extremely prepared, and I very quickly realized just how great of a job Villa did in prepping me for college. I was able to succeed in my classes from the start, whereas many of my peers who did not have as strong of foundation struggled. Villa made me into the person I am today. The school taught me to never second guess myself. The school helps form independent and strong women by empowering them to engage in class discussions, teaching them how to succeed in college and beyond, and giving them many opportunities to lead. The sense of community and family at Villa is something I have never experienced before. Each faculty member, staff member, and student at the school cares so deeply for one another. All want to see everyone at the school succeed and work to make that happen. The school pride seen at Pep Rallies, games, plays, performances, etc. is unreal and extremely touching. The traditions at the school not only link the students and alum, but they are also extremely fun! The school races robot pigs, classes sing songs to one another, the girls dress up for Halloween, and the Pep Rallies are always an event! There are more sentimental traditions as well, such as Daisy Chain when the Juniors officially become seniors, Carol and Ring when the girls are given their class rings, and Big/Little events in which the girls are assigned a "Big Sister" upperclassmen! I am so proud to be a Villa Marian for copious reasons. If I could, I would do it all over again!
- 426 Students
- 8:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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