Voices of Prep

By encouraging each student’s growth within a challenging and supportive academic environment, Prep inspires a deeper enthusiasm for learning. Hear what our community members say about their Prep experience.

What Our Teachers Say:


What Our Parents Say
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What Our Middle School Students Say
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What Our Upper School Students Say:

“I scoured the world for a place like Prep: a community where teachers are treated as professionals and students as responsible human beings. I was charmed to find this school, which refuses to allow the development of intellect to supplant kindness and humility, in such a lovely environment. It is truly a joy to be a member of this community.”
Melissa Carl, Chemistry

 

“Prep is a positive community of passionate learners where all are given the tools they need to succeed and the space to do so.”
Drew Nucci, Mathematics

 

“Prep students are without a doubt tremendously well-prepared. But what really astounds me is their ability to make things happen! Of course, our students believe in themselves, but what sets Prep students apart is truly knowing they can have an impact and doing so with absolute determination.”
Kendel Fesenmyer, Director of Studies

 

“Learning is what happens when curiosity meets knowledge.”  Chris Chakeres, Head of Middle School

 

“The best thing about teaching at Prep is the enthusiasm of our students. Classes are filled with students open and willing to participate in activities, and who respect each other’s work.”   Brad Fairbanks, Performing Arts Chair


“The awareness here that the ‘whole student’ must learn, not just the ‘academic part of the student,’ is stimulating.”   Br. Alan Taylor, English

 

“Prep challenges all of us to bring our best selves to school each day. I hope the practice of aspiring and achieving here at Prep carries our students forward as they move into college and the wider world.”  Jim Leonard, Head of School

 

“During a recent student-led Honors English discussions, I listened to 18 juniors/seniors who I hadn’t taught since 9th grade. Their depth of analysis and quality of articulation deeply impressed me.  It was a great testimony to the teaching going on at Prep.”  Liz Friary, English