There was no end to challenging material available, no lack of resources or boredom. A student can choose to go above and beyond the call of duty, or, if a teacher thinks a student is capable of more, he or she will offer more in-depth projects to do. No one should be bored at Peabody, and no one should be overwhelmed. The classes are challenging, yet highly human.
Peabody also offers many non-academic benefits that other schools do not. Small class sizes make it possible to go on wide varieties of enriching (and fun!) field trips. I remember guest speakers coming in to Social Studies classes to answer questions about history or politics, and I remember an acting troop from Shenandoah Shakespeare coming over from the valley to teach our Language Arts class to act out parts of Macbeth. These were wonderful opportunities that many other school’s students lacked.
Based on my experience, I would not hesitate to recommend Peabody to anyone looking for a more challenging scholastic environment. I am in a public high school now and I feel that I have a boost that many other students could have but do not, because they went to public middle schools and were held down. I would like to thank Peabody for giving me the tools to succeed when I am academically challenged, and thank Peabody for showing me how to tackle problems.
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