What School is Like
Written by Glory, a fourth grade student:
I was homeschooled for almost my whole life, except for pre-k and kindergarten. So for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and half of 4th grade, my mom taught me at home. Being taught by my mom was great! I got to sleep in, the school day ended at about 2:30, and I got to be with my family all day long. In the middle of 4th grade, I got into this school called Episcopal School of Nashville (aka ESN). It was kind of scary at first because I was used to being with my mom all day, but then about a week later, I felt comfortable at the new school. I made new friends, I love the teachers and classes, and I even love the homework because then I’m not bored!
ESN is such a great school I wish I had always gone there. All the people are nice and there are special events that are really fun! And even though I have only been there for almost four months, I feel like I have been there for a long time because the people there make you feel so welcome and safe. Every time I get home from school I say to my mom, “I wish I could go back to school for even longer!” I can’t believe this school has been blocked out of almost my whole life. ESN is the perfect school anyone could ever have. Some days at school I get a little homesick, but the people there just brighten up my day and make me feel warm and safe. The people there not only teach ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies but they also teach me that sometimes it’s okay to be scared and it is always okay to just be yourself. And I’m so glad that I didn’t start ESN alone, but I started ESN with my best friend, Ella. I love all of the people at ESN and all the classes at ESN. I am so glad I’m at a great welcoming school.