At Bishop Stang High School the students are truly unique and create an inviting community. When I go to school in the morning I don't dread the classes or seeing the students, the typical student at my high school is encouraging, supportive, respectful, understanding and most importantly friendly. The transition from eighth grade to high school was a huge change for me. I went from a class of twenty kids who I had known my whole life to a freshman class of two hundred, I was obviously intimidated by the overwhelming change; but once I got to meet everyone I found that I had reached a bigger version of my middle school. I realized everyone was going through the same thing and I connected with a lot of students who shared similar interests with me. The friends I've made here will last me a lifetime, I don't have to think twice about saying it. The student body at Bishop Stang draws from people all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Without Bishop Stang, I would not know many people from out of state or even out of town, because of my experiences here I am able to engage with others outside of my small town in Rochester, Massachusetts. My advice to anyone considering enrolling at my high school is to give it a shot. The aspect of a Catholic Education could be seen as a problem to some incoming freshman, but the Theology classes are inviting to people of any religion or there lack of. Some students that I have grown close with over the years can testify that the teachers don't pressure the religion onto you, they simply offer it up and let you do with it what you please. Because our teachers are so relaxed and honest about Catholicism, nonreligious or student of other religions still feel welcomed and comfortable in the mandatory Theology classes. The teachers provide a professional example to the student body of how to handle situations that involve a religious aspect. We also develop a background in other prominent religions in today's society like Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestantism, Shintoism, etc. The open community makes you feel like you belong. The students here are more like you than you think; our optimistic community is composed of individuals who make a whole body.