Boarding school is a great place to try new things, grow your social circle and become introduced to new ideas. As students at college prep boarding schools around the globe prepare to gear up for the upcoming semester, it’s important to remember that the key to a successful academic semester begins with branching out and testing your boundaries. Here are some of the benefits you’ll reap from branching out this semester while at Wasatch Academy.
Meet More Students With Shared Interests
Even if you’re only minimally interested in taking a Robotics class, there’s absolutely no harm in biting the bullet and signing up for the class. By expanding your course syllabus to include classes that you wouldn’t normal take, you’ll also broaden your social circle and make connections with students who you wouldn’t normally interact with. College prep boarding schools provide the ideal setting for a myriad of different students to thrive together — but if you never get outside your comfort zone, you’ll never make those new, vital connections with other students.
Branch Out By Joining Different Organizations
Wasatch Academy hosts a plethora of unique extracurricular activities, designed to get students out of their comfort zones while developing new relationships with both teachers and students. Although your typical, go-to activity might be skiing or snowboarding, try branching out this fall and taking an art class or enroll in a sport that you wouldn’t normally play — such as basketball. No matter where your passions are, you can always benefit from branching out and meeting new people via extracurricular.
Don’t Be Afraid to Take Risks
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the world of college prep boarding schools or if you’re returning to Wasatch Academy for your second or third year. We all have something to learn from branching out of our comfort zone.