Our Tour Guides

Our tour guides are true Thacher experts. Here, they discuss favorite classes, boarding school life, and what to know before joining Thacher’s unique community.

    • Kaycee '23

What is your favorite Thacher tradition?
My favorite Thacher tradition is a sports game after community dinner. I love watching everyone storm into the stands in their formal clothes and seeing the shock on the other teams’ faces. It’s honestly a really bonding moment for the Thacher community because it’s a little something that shows just how much you care about your fellow students. 

What advice would you give to a student thinking about coming to Thacher?
I would tell them to ask themselves if they want a challenge. Thacher is not a place where you will cruise through. You’re going to have tough times and you’re going to grow and change as a student and as a person. If you want the average high school experience, you won’t get that here. It’s important that you know that you’re sometimes gonna be pushed beyond your comfort zone and that is okay. There will always be someone to catch you. 
    • Hugh L. '23

What has been your favorite class that you've taken at Thacher and why?
My favorite class I've ever taken is Honors US History because it applied aspects of history and to modern-day current events, making the class that much more enjoyable. I also liked that it was very open-ended and that we could make our own opinions on the discussion topics rather than being fed brainless information. 
How have you changed during your years here?
I think I've changed for the better since coming because I've been introduced to a much different atmosphere than I had been accustomed to, coming from the south. I think these new experiences have been good for me as I now know how to adapt to a different way of life which I believe will serve me well in the long run.
    • Javi Z. '23

What has been your favorite class that you've taken at Thacher and why?
My favorite class at Thacher would probably be my freshman physics class. Not only did I make some of my best friends in this class, but the style of learning with endless projects and hands-on activities made something that was pretty complicated a lot of fun.

What advice would you give to a student thinking about boarding school?
I think it's pretty obvious that choosing a boarding school is a big transition if you're coming from a day school, and that's ok. So my advice to you would be to ask questions and be curious. It is a unique experience, and one that I personally love, so if you are flirting with the idea of choosing a boarding school, learn more, and dig deeper. You might just find your next home.
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