The Blake School Reviews
Rating 4.09 out of 5 86 reviews
I have been at multiple schools in my life and compared to all of them, Blake blows them out of the water! There is such a strong community with the teachers and students, and you feel like Blake is your second home! I have never learned more in my life, but I have never felt like it was too much. There is enough rigor to push you to be better, but not so rigorous that there is a lot of stress. I recommend Blake to anyone!
Blake school has some very good teachers and the science program is amazing. However, the rest of the school is not challenging enough; and is full of racist and mean kids.
The Blake community is very supportive and since it is a smaller school, everyone knows or knows of everyone else.
Blake is very good at building relationships among students and faculty. There are so many opportunities for Blake students, it's just that sometimes it seems like they lack enough opportunities for student health and community building.
School leadership is elitist and insensitive to working family financial concerns. Excessive bullying unaddressed. No college guidance until too late in terms of choices in classes, testing, other activities. Performing arts neglected.
It's ok I guess. The teachers are very kind and supportive. But when you're a person of color there (especially a black student) everyone treats you like your a foreign creature and you're constantly put in magazines to prove the school is diverse. And the student body is kind of trash. Of course you'll find a couple of nice kids here and there. But the rest is just snobby rich white kids who step on you when you don't conform in the slightest manner. Plus the work load is insane and the stress along with it is unbearable. If you are a white straight kid in the 1% who plays a sport, you'll be fine.
High school at Blake is definitely NOT like what they show American high school is like in the movies. There is a bit of the “popular kids” but it’s not like what they show in the movies. Popular is being known mostly by your achievements. The popular kids at our school are the ones who do a lot of clubs and activities and our good at all of them. It’s not like there are mean girls because to be “popular” people actually have to like you and you have to be nice. Overall everyone at school is pretty chill, we’re just like regular teenagers (but smarter)
My student feels like a failure getting an A- and an ACT score under 34. I’m tired of hearing that my sweet, shy introvert needs to be more extroverted in order to be successful. College counselor and several teachers patronizing, conferences were just an hour of lip service. White, elitist culture prevails. Warmth is hard to find.
Blake has been super awesome in an academic standpoint. Though it has not fully been able to give me the full "high school experience" I feel like I have received a higher level of education and am able to experience life with a deeper passion.
Students and staff are extremely kind and welcoming. Teachers genuinely care about their students and make sure their students understand the material.
The academics are rigorous. However, there are small class sizes and the teachers are approachable for help when needed. And the college preparedness is excellent.
I don't know how this school got #1 in everything. It's at the best fine. You will be worked to the ground and then kicked in the sides. there is no tolerance or understanding of mental illness. But hey, if you've been overwork since pre-K, have no learning hindering ability and don't want a social life outside of school, blake is for you.
As a Blake student, the overall experience has achieved above and beyond the original expectations coming into the school. Blake has been the smartest decision of my life, and I am completely confident that Blake is the sole reason why I have just gotten into Harvard. A wonderful school full of amazing people.
Overall, I've had a good experience at Blake. It can certainly be a lot of work, but it prepares students extremely well for college life. I would, however, change the support within college counseling and classes themselves. Blake teaches students to be independent, yet it can be difficult to constantly seek out specific help rather than receiving overall guidance.
When I first came to Blake, I was expecting to be part of a very inclusive environment. While my experience at Blake had a lot of positives, there were certainly some drawbacks as well. I had to deal with one student who repeatedly verbally/physically harassed and bullied me and multiple other people. The administration did not handle the situation properly at all and failed to notify my parents and didn't issue an adequate punishment to the student despite the overwhelming number of times that he has been disciplined by the school for the same reason. Luckily, a lot of my teachers have been extremely helpful and supportive throughout this struggle, on top of being amazing teachers, academically speaking. Although academics at Blake have been challenging enough and helped to prepare me for college, the drama had a significant negative impact on my life and I unfortunately can't forgive my school for allowing this type of bullying to happen at school and on school approved trips.
Blake's academics are rigorous but all the teachers are very understanding when any problem arises. The adults in this school are the most supporting people ever.
Blake provides students with resources and academics like none other. A love of learning and strong problem skills are clear in each and every student. Teachers and students are supportive and a part of a tight-knit community.