Coming from a small school myself, the thought of applying to a prestigious and respected school such as De La Salle, a school which I had no connections to, was quite nerve-racking. However, the Admissions staff and Student body were extremely helpful from the first inquiring phone call to Orientation Day. While the admission process does require many different steps, I can confidently say that the school only does this to ensure that it finds students who will thrive in the multi-dimensional academic and social environment that De La Salle has to offer. When I applied in grade 9, as a shy, quiet kid, I felt stressed, not by the requirements to get in, but rather by the prospect of entering such a new and foreign environment. But, from my interview to my first day, I was always greeted with a smile and been encouraged to be and improve myself. The stress and slight fear I had of entering such a school was completely lifted off my shoulders during my interview; it didn’t feel like a quiz or interrogation, but rather, I was able to freely and openly converse about myself, immediately giving me faith and trust that De La Salle was the right school for me.