"Known by name and story"

Posted by Glynn Below - 15 October, 2015

By Glynn Below, Director of Admissions

During a recent visit to a college campus, I noticed a bench with one of the university mottos engraved in the stone: “Every student known by name and story."

“Every student known by name and story"

corsbysbscThis is a version of our mission here at Randolph, but I thought it could easily be said about our student experience. If you mention a student name to Upper School Head Ryan Liese, he’s more than likely going to get a smile on his face and know a fun, pertinent anecdote associated with that student - a story.

IMG_8625 (2)One Randolph student once said about our student body size: “I love that I know every student by name and at least one thing about them.”  Teachers and classmates are eager to have this close-knit community. All a student has to do is immerse himself or herself enthusiastically in what we have to offer. I invite you to learn about all of our programs and people at Randolph, a place with Extraordinary Opportunities.

Learn about our stories on Twitter

We love ‘R’ stories! More than 60 of our teachers use the hashtag #rstories15 to share the good news about our community on Twitter. (You can search back for two years, with #rstories13 and #rstories14.) For current parents, it is one of the greatest ways to see real-time photographs of their children and keep current about what’s happening at school. For our prospective families, it is truly one of the very best ways to learn about our programs and educational philosophy, and to get an inside peek at Randolph. Follow us @randolphschool.

New family stories

As new families join Randolph, we love learning about them. Just after Labor Day, we call each new family to see how they are adjusting to Randolph. I love hearing about Randolph from a fresh new perspective and I never get over learning about all the details of our K-12 experience.

A new Middle School student reported to mom: “We get to do stuff here, like really experiment in science.”

A Lower School student finds it regrettable that he can’t go to school on Saturdays and Sundays.

And news from one new Upper School student is that she’d always gotten easy grades at her previous school and now has to work a lot harder. Her family has been surprised and pleased that challenge and relevance is at the core of our student work.

What’s your story?

We would love to know your family and your story. A great place to start is our upcoming Preview Day on Tuesday, October 20 on the Drake Campus. Get to know our classrooms, our teachers, our students and other parents who can tell you their story and give you their perspective while we learn about you. Find out if Randolph could be a great fit for you. You can register online for Preview Day here. We can’t wait to know your story!

Topics: admissions, Admissions, community, School Culture, new students, #rstories13, #rstories15, teachers, Upper School, People

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