October 24, 2009
As an incoming freshman, the commute to Bronx Science is one of the biggest factors that will make you stop, hesitate, and consider your local high school. Those brave enough to enroll, however, soon realize that the nearly 2 hours on the bus, train, and walking is more than worth it. Bronx Science, seemingly secluded from the rest of the city, was my passport to a more cosmopolitan education: I learned, for example, AP Physics, Global History, Studio Photography in the classroom, and, unlike most city high school students, expanded my education by exploring the city during my commute. My classmates were equally as diverse, both in interests and backgrounds, and interacting with them both in class and is extracurriculars proved to be beneficial to my leadership skills. It is easy for underclassmen to feel ambivalent towards the school-- I once felt the same-- but come your junior and senior year, you will love it, as you can claim unity with a class that has made it through the commute for all four years! Stick with it, embrace it. There is a sense of community at Bronx Science, if not in the administration, than at least in the student body, that does not quite exist at other schools, that you will not fully comprehend until you graduate, but will help form you in ways you do not even realize. As a current senior at an Ivy League university, I am proud to be an alumna of one of the most premiere high schools not just in the city, but in the entire country!
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