In what grade did you join Pace?
Pre-First through sixth, and then again in 10th grade.
Why did you choose Pace?
The first time I started at Pace in Pre-First, my parents chose the school because they felt a strong sense of community here. I was only 5 years old, so I didn't have much of a say! When I was 15, however, my family and I returned to Atlanta after living abroad in India, where my brother and I attended the American Embassy School for three years. This time it was my turn to pick my school. We only applied to Pace. For me, not only was I certain that I would be challenged academically, but I had friends who were like family here. I knew I'd fit right in and be happy to continue to grow here.
What activities are you involved in at Pace?
Since Pre-First, I have been lucky to be in involved in a multitude of the activities that Pace offers. I am most passionate about Model United Nations. Model UN allows me to travel, meet new people and learn so much about the world around me. I have learned how to think about and attempt to solve world issues, understand both U.S. government and international policies, speak confidently and research effectively. I am also, obviously, a Student Ambassador.
Why should prospective students be interested in Pace?
Pace allows and encourages everyone to grow socially, emotionally and academically. The school provides ample opportunities for students to explore, learn and excel in a range of areas. Pace is a community where we emphasize the building of relationships.
How would you describe your teachers?
Whether it was in third grade learning how to create stories, or junior year AP-level courses, Pace teachers have always challenged me to do my best. What has been consistent throughout my time is that all our teachers expect us to work hard and ask for help when we need it. My teachers are on campus and available for us at crazy hours. The faculty are often at their desks while school is still unlocking its doors. On weekends, they will often host optional review sessions. I realize that the teachers give us a huge amount of time, which pushes me to want to do the same.
How would you describe the Pace community?
Pace is a community, but more than that, it is a family. I see a sense of inclusion for all--in the classroom, on the playground, in the cafeteria, on the bus, school trips and beyond.