I may have always been a bit of a drama queen, and our school had a really strong drama program, with excellent teachers coming from professional theatre backgrounds. Actually, many of my friends from Drama Club have gone on to solid careers in theatre, film and television, in front of and behind the scenes. Drama Club, and the various productions we wrote and performed, was a major factor in my positive high school experience. It gave me a place to share a passion with like-minded kids, and a chance to explore where I was coming from and where I was going.I fit in there, and my creativity was nurtured. This school activity formed the basis of my social group, my safe space, where I was both accepted and engaged.
The key to my positive high school experience, and to my amazing memories, was attending a school that was a great fit for me. Academically, the school was strong for sure. But, especially in the rather delicate years of high school, finding a school that also offered the extra-curriculars to keep me engaged was key. Don't forget to research these offerings, and the school's overall philosophy around extra- and co-curricular activities when you are looking to find the best school fit for your child.
I'm participating in the Our Kids Private School Expo Blog Hop. Yesterday's School Memories post can be found at Funny Things Are Everywhere. Tomorrow, the fun is happening at Playground Confidential.
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