“My old school was big and very competitive. It was very paper-based and we read textbooks all the time. It was not a great fit for me.
“At Wye River you have like five students and one teacher in a class. Because it’s small you feel like you’re part of a big family. The School helps you identify your strengths and come up with a strategy that works for you. The teachers understand what you need to succeed, and they go out of their way to help you.
“We do a lot of hands-on things at Wye River. When we were studying Civil Rights we went to Alabama and crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where the famous voting rights march took place. It’s a great way to learn—not to just read about history in a book, but to actually go and experience the place where it happened.”
After leaving a 1,500-student school in Singapore, 11th grader Raja Frazier found the support and personal attention at Wye River to be a welcome relief.