Freshman to prospective students: 'Prep can exceed your expectations'

By William Weber '21

Hello readers! My name is Billy Weber. This is my first year at Fairfield Prep. I hope any kids considering Prep will be able to learn more about the Prep experience through my time here so far.

One of the most daunting ideas that you could have about coming to Prep is taking the train. Many kids, myself included, didn’t have to take a train to school before going to Prep. Despite it seeming like a difficult system to get used to, the train ride is very easy to adjust to. Within a few days of traveling to and from school, the train ride will be simple and can also be fun. If you don’t know anyone going to Prep, the train is a great place to meet people and make new friends.

If you are considering attending Prep, you may be thinking about it for a variety of reasons. You might want to be challenged in classes that will prepare you for college. You might also be interested in the sports teams, or other extracurricular activities. Prep can exceed your expectations in all of these areas. The academic courses are very informative and up to par. I have already learned a lot at Prep, and I have only been here for a few weeks. Taking notes and studying are very important, so it’s a good idea to establish these routines early on. The workload at Prep is higher than middle school’s workload, but this is necessary for your college preparation. Aside from academics, Prep offers a wide variety of sports and clubs. This is an excellent way to meet new people during the school year, and these activities are a nice addition to a college resume.           

High school is definitely a big change from elementary and middle school. It requires more mature behavior and independence, but everything that you go through is essential to be successful later on in life. Your time at Prep will involve a lot of work, but it will also be one of the best times in your life. Both work and fun can be balanced properly if you work hard and manage you time properly. I’m looking forward to the next round of freshmen next year!