What It's Like Going To An All Girl's School
When you think of a typical high school, what do you think of? Do you picture the metal lockers, the large classrooms, or the noisy lunchroom?
Maybe you think more about the clique of different people like the populars, the jocks, the nerds, and everyone in between. Well, when I think of high school, I get a very different image than most people would have in mind.
Making the transition from a co-ed middle school to an all girls high school was one of the biggest moments in my life. Walking into orientation and seeing a sea of freshman girls, I couldn’t help but feel ecstatic of what was about to come. This was a moment that still stays with me three years later because it felt as though it was a new chapter in my story. Since about half the class, including me, was new this year, I did my best and talked to all of my new classmates. The energy that they brought that day still shows with everyone being so sweet to one another and making school feel like a home away from home.
It may just be our school, but my classmates are all very close to each other, something I haven’t quite experienced in my previous schools. Sure, you may feel this feeling of belonging when in your friend group, but I’ve never felt that in such a big community. In every class you attend, it feels as though you are walking into a room full of your friends. People are much more excited to collaborate with each other and the learning aspect of it all is wonderful. In my old schools, I would feel intimidated to ask questions in class, due not wanting others to think any less of me, but here I feel that pressure taken off. No more being too shy to ask questions, make comments, or do a presentation in front of your crush. Rather we are all here to get the best education that we can.
Of course it’s not all rainbows and sparkles when looking at a school like ours. There are still outliers who don’t care much for the school and lessen the overall fun and enjoyment; though these kinds of people don’t last very long and tend to leave. Also, I do miss the feeling of wearing non-uniform clothes everyday because now my closet is just full of plaid skirts and white polos. Moreover, even though we are close to one another, there is still a factor of competition between all of us as we are all trying to do our best in school. Though if our school were a family, then it can be seen more as a sibling rivalry instead.
Overall, I love the feeling of going to an all girls school. It’s a one of a kind community that grows stronger year after year. The only thing I am truly dread and worry about is the day we all graduate and say our goodbyes.