Would you recommend attending Atherton High School if you had the choice? Why or why not?


Anonymous, Student, Atherton High School, Class of 2018

Yes, I would. It is a small tight knit community and it is a better learning environment because you can get more one on one time with the teachers.

Anonymous, Student, Atherton High School, Class of 2017

It all depends on what the person wants. Personally if I had the chance to go back I wouldn't have come to Atherton High School but to Central High School because my interest was in medical things and Central had so many medical programs and such. But Atherton is based on business in which I wasn't interested in and they really don't have a lot of actual programs to help in career or for college ready, besides a million clubs and after school things. So anyways if you're interested in the type of school such as Atherton that's mainly based on business with IB program (in which you can only get in if your a genius) then go ahead I would recommend it. But if your thinking of other careers or programs that also get you college ready then I would not recommend Atherton High School.

Anonymous, Student, Atherton High School, Class of 2016

I would definitely recommend going to Atherton without any reservation. Atherton has done so much for me, words aren't enough to describe how thankful I am for going to the school I go to. From the stressful nights of studying to staying after school multiple days a week, it's allowed me to find who I am as a person and has formed my personality. Before starting high school, I was this guarded fourteen year old student who only wanted A's in school because she thought it would be easy. Coming into Atherton I definitely underestimated the school I was getting myself into. It gave me a reality check of how hard education is going to be in the future. There are many things Atherton has taught me such as finding a balance between education and being involved in the student community and the power of our voice. One thing I admire about our school is how our principal is always caring about student opinions. If there's one school where your voice matters and where it will be heard, it's Atherton. Student opinion is often considered when it comes to certain issues and our principal also has a student advisory committee which I served on my sophomore year. At the end of the day, without a doubt I would definitely go to Atherton if I had the choice.

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