Looking for schools in Southern California
Isabella and John spent 2x 24-hours in and around Santa Barbara last week visiting Thacher and Cate boarding schools. Both are on a short list of boarding schools she’s considering, and it was good to visit them and get a taste for what that kind of student life it would be. The schools presented themselves extremely well and the small class-sizes, personal attention and fellowship is very appealing.
That’s the good news. What’s a little harder is the acceptance rate: both school get approximately 10x the applications as what they have room for and with the total number of students being just a little less than 300, that means 60-70 accepted students/year.
They had time to visit Solvang on the way back. Kitchy and not very Danish despite what all the signs says. There’s a new smaller replica of the Round Tower – they serve pizza inside…
We went to see Saint Ignatius College Preparatory yesterday. Nice but certainly much larger place and Isabella is likely to apply here as well. The San Francisco fog brought much cooler temperatures than Burlingame and it was good reminder of the wast temperature differences the peninsula brings.
Pia seems pretty determined on Burlingame High School with Notre Dame in Belmont as her second choice.
Olivia and Adriana went to a cheer competition in Sacramento. Adriana’s team got second place and the medal is proudly on display in her room. Surely one of many to come. Well done!