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Allan Gelman

Carter I came to SAS because I was extraordinarily eager to learn, to be challenged, and to take my education into my own hands. With our AP classes taught by amazing and willing teachers, and the freedom to choose any MDC classes we wish, I was not only able to do all of that, but I also found myself loving school much more than I would have in a typical high school.

Small in population and square feet, SAS allowed me to have much more individual attention from every teacher. This not only improved the quality of my learning, but also allowed me to actually know my teachers as people. This helped greatly during the college application season, because these teachers became our mentors and guides.

But above all, SAS, like one giant quilt, is a very tight-knit and strong community. The friends I made here are more like family now. We struggled through the intense AP exams and tough MDC finals. And we celebrated together at events like our Winter Trip and Senior Brunch (yes, SAS has these!)

During these two years, I grew so much alongside my peers, redefining my limits and being amazed at how much I truly can achieve. I am so proud that I chose to come to SAS two years ago, and that I am graduating as part of the Class of 2016. I am leaving SAS with more friends and memories than I can count, and the prospect of attending my dream school in the fall. I can confidently say that I couldn’t be happier!

Allan Gelman
School for Advanced Studies, Class of 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Class of 2020

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