Again, although TCS boasts an enormous amount of incredible qualities, one quality stands above them all: community. I, along with almost all students at the school thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Although most of us have moved on to achieve great things in all corners of the world, becoming doctors, artists, politicians, we have kept a strong connection since then. Our time at TCS was one that can not be recreated. This was a time of fierce academic pursuits and creative breakthroughs, of intense friendships, and unbreakable bonds. We were pushed to be our best without completely stressing us out, giving us outlets in athletics, social outings, and arts to find our balance. Students were kind and supportive of each other and bullying was virtually non-existent. If there is any weakness to TCS, it is that it may not be for students who need a lot of "alone" time. Those who wish to spend many hours alone a day or to relax will most likely not enjoy the high-energy community of TCS. The school is intense in the best way possible, but those who have a hard time keeping up or developing their passions may feel a little overwhelmed.
I loved going to TCS. I loved it. It is one of my homes and I have no regrets about having attended. I went to TCS because I wanted to be surrounded by students who were as engaged and passionate about the world as I was and largely, I think that my classmates felt the same way as I did. I ate well, my bedroom was comfortable, we had good internet and I felt safe. Our campus was beautifully maintained, the buildings had character and it was truly an enviable place to live. My quality of life was pretty spectacular. As a perfectionist, I certainly experienced a good amount stress as there were so many things for me to do and be involved in while also maintaining good grades, but I never felt that it negatively impacted my quality of life. If anything, I found that the stress lit a fire that enabled me to engage and to succeed.
If I was to give a tour of the school to visitors I would think of the place that I think represents the school the best and that, in my opinion, would be the school chapel called Trinity House. This is because this is one of the few places in school where every single person in the whole school community gathers and shows their connection and role in the school and it is also has a calm atmosphere. In addition to this, it is loaded with so many told and untold stories of the school's history with things like carvings of beautiful and metaphoric symbols of the school on doors, old school paintings and even a list of all the reverends TCS has ever had. It functions as the school's very own museum. I honestly think that if anyone wanted to understand the history of the school and wanted to feel the TCS spirit, the chapel would be the best place to go.