Early Childhood Education major
David M. Lamiet, TCS Class of 2012
When my parents told me that I would be going to The Concept School for high school, I was actually pretty upset. Like most people, I wanted to attend a public high school because that was the “normal” thing to do. I soon discovered (as much as I don’t want to admit it) that my parents made the right decision. I loved my time spent at TCS. It was by far the most fun I have ever had in school. Everybody there is kind, and I made some really good friends. The teachers are some of the most amazing people I have ever met. You can really tell that the teachers genuinely care about each and every one of the students, which unfortunately does not seem to be the case in most other schools.
Before I went to TCS, I attended a public middle school, which was a nightmare. I was bullied, and I left there feeling insignificant and scared of the world. There were so many students that I never really felt like the teachers were able to spend enough time helping me when I struggled. I became shy, and I was afraid to raise my hand to ask a question because I didn’t want to seem stupid. That all changed when I started attending The Concept School.
The people there were kind and caring, and really helped me learn how to succeed, not only in the classroom, but in life as well. I left TCS feeling great. I am confident, ready to embrace the world, and I am no longer shy (and I’m sure every teacher who had me in their class can attest to that). The Concept School is a small school which fosters an inclusive and compassionate community. One of the truly wonderful things about The Concept School is the fact that it IS so small. I was always able to get one-on-one attention when I needed it, so that when I had difficulties in a class, I was not left behind. The teachers and staff are always there to help you with any struggle you may have, whether it’s an academic struggle (such as difficulties in math or science), or a social one (such as your best friends not taking you to Disney World).
Aside from being a great academic environment, TCS is a fun-loving place as well. The field trips are awesome. Every year they put on a Shakespeare play in the winter, as well as another play in the spring, which is an absolute blast! TCS has recess, which is the best because it gives you the chance to play a game with your friends, or just to relax and unwind if you’re having a rough day.
I am now in college as an Early Childhood Education major. I owe everything to the people at TCS for helping me get to where I am today, and I will always go back and visit every time I am in the area.