Swim team, clubs, and courses like AP calculus keep Phil busy. That's just the way he likes it.
I was born in Ukraine and grew up speaking Russian at home. When I was three years old, my parents moved to America for a more promising future.
St. John's is so different from middle school. When I came here and saw people walking across campus between classes, interacting with teachers and other kids on a more personal level, I thought it was exciting. Now that I'm here, there are so many classes I want to take. It's just hard to choose what I want to take most. I'm learning not only what’s necessary, I'm learning the things that interest me. I love the sense of community at the Prep. A lot of alumni come to our big swim meets to cheer for us, and one of my teachers is a Prep graduate. I think it speaks for itself that they love the school so much that they will come back to help the kids here now.
A path for every student
If I had to describe St. John's, I'd say it's like a chameleon because when you come here you make your own experience. Whatever you're interested in, you can do it. If you want to play sports, you can do that. If you want to paint or play music, you can do that. If you want to take advanced classes, you can do that. It's like a chameleon because it adapts to let you choose the path that's best for you. For more about Phil's experiences, explore the tabs below.