June 25, 2007
Our son loved every minute at St. A, going to Middlebury in 03. He was in the Boys Choir, theater, & never bullied. Indeed, St.A knows how to nuture boys when few schools do. He writes exceptionally well, attributable to St.A teaching, speaks 5 languages, felt constantly challenged and pulled toward excellence in all that he did at St.A. His friends were not Alpha Male type As, but deeply thoughtful, musically gifted boys. There is, too, a great deal of co-education with Nat. Cathedral Sch. Perhaps foremost, the values are clearly lived out, such as the Refectory Dining, where the boys mix in the seating, serve one another, and are presided over by a teacher. The financial aide is very generous, more than 50% receiving, the college placement outstanding, and the loyalty to the school quite profound. My only complaint is that Conon Martin changed the mascot from 'Saints' to 'Bulldogs.'
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