Set the scene: I lived in Monterey, California. I went to Robert Louis Stevenson School. The school was half-boarding and half-day, and I was a day student. It was my first private school. I grew up going to public schools for K-8. Did you ever imagine yourself as a teacher? Absolutely not. What … Continue reading When I Was 17: Mr. Hattori
By Else Nye '20 Set the Scene: I was in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where I spent most of my life growing up. I had just started at a new school. It was a Quaker school called Abington Friends. I had gone to a huge public school for my entire life and then I … Continue reading When I was 17: Mr. Ali
Where did you go to school when you were 17? I turned 17 the spring of my Junior year in high school. I went to the oldest boarding school in America, the Governor’s Academy on the northern shore of Massachusetts. It is near the ocean, right on a beautiful, wild river. In the spring every … Continue reading When I Was 17: Mr. Mulligan
From LAX bro to buddhist, Mr. Okin shares his thoughts about his younger years.
From the soccer field to the outdoors, Ms. Grant reflects on her time when she was 17.
In their short time, Ryan Myer and Eliza Gregory have touched the hearts of the Thacher campus.
Set the Scene: At 17, I was in a Belgian school in the town of Kinshasa, the capital of Zaire [now the Democratic Republic of Congo]. I missed a couple of years, so I ended up finishing my high school at 19, not at 18 like everybody [else]. So I was at that time, in … Continue reading When I was 17: Mr. Duykaerts
Set the Scene: At seventeen years old I was at the end of my junior year and the beginning of my senior year in high school. I was at Claremont High School, which is in the city that includes the Claremont Colleges. My high school had about 2,000 students, and I played tennis in the … Continue reading When I Was 17: Mr. Sawyer
Set the scene: So, I was going to public school, like we all do in France. It’s part of the culture there. There was a lot of camaraderie, we had a lot of social life; you know, we never got enough of each other. We would have parties on the weekends and go dance. At … Continue reading When I Was 17: Ms. Kasimirowski