My overall experience at Olivet School was very positive. I remember being happy and comfortable within my school community. I attended Olivet for over 10 years and being able to grow up with my tight knit group of friends was an asset -- we are still best friends today. Students of all ages are able to have different relationships which I think helps develop patience and understanding amongst kids. The small classroom sizes allowed me to find my voice and feel supported in my way of thinking and comprehension. I think this helped to build the confidence I still have today. A prospective student should expect to feel valued in the classroom. Their daily presence adds to the life of the classroom and fellow students. Everyone will know their name and they might even find best friends for life!
Olivet nurtured my academic talents and helped to grow my social confidence. I became part of a true community there--a village that helped to raise me. This school introduced me to religion in an age-appropriate way that set the stage for a lifetime of spiritual growth. I was able to ask questions and learn about a moral and theological system that makes sense; it was integrated into the curriculum in a way that promoted a sense of wonder and intellectual curiosity. In very small classes, I was able to work exactly at my own level; sometimes this involved going beyond grade level, and other times in meant engaging with a broader curriculum. I was encouraged in my interests, especially writing, and supported in taking on independence and responsibility.