Two years down, two to go!


Wow, how time does fly. I can't believe that it has been two years since I started my time here at Stevenson School. As I have mentioned before, I began at the Stevenson Carmel Campus in 2007 as a first grader. Stevenson is a home and I could never imagine this school not being a part of my life. The transition from the lower school to high school was a lot different than I thought it would be. It wasn't easier or harder, just different. Even today, two years in, I'm still getting used to new and changing things.

These past two years have been a blast. I've had a lot of new experiences that I don't think would have been available to me at any other school. I took some difficult classes, I was a part of four of the theater productions here at school, I went on Sophomore Expedition (an 11-day backpacking trip!), I tried water polo for the first time and I've loved every moment of my time here. I would be lying if I told you that school here didn't have its ups and downs, but so far it has been worth it. I have had so many amazing experiences here and I am so grateful for the chance to be a part of this community.

This last month of school is absolutely chaotic. With end-of-the-year research projects, graduation, warm weather, finals, and summer anticipation; it's hard to stay focused on what is important. All of my classes for junior year have been chosen and I am at a point where I just want this year to end so I can dive into the new courses. It's weird thinking that I am going to be a junior already! Its feels like only yesterday when I was on a little kid playing on the playground. I can't wait for this school year to end but the end of the year can always be a little sad. I will miss the seniors next year and I will miss all of my friends over the summer but I know that we will all stay in touch.

I am counting down the days until summer break. My plans have been made and now all I can do is wait.


Hi! I'm Tess, a sophomore, excited to start to my tenth year with Stevenson School. The pep rallies have been so much fun with everyone cheering each other on, and I've also enjoyed being so close to the beach! I don't know what the future holds for me, but I hope to move to New York City some day.

My experience at Stevenson has been full of surprises – I never thought I would be a part of the water polo team, and I have been so happy to find the community so supportive of the performing arts at Stevenson (which I am a part of). I know school requires a lot of hard work, but with a supportive community, I know someone will be there to pick me up if I fall.

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What activities do you participate in at Stevenson?Water Polo, Theater and National Charity League
An accomplishment I'm proud of:Stevenson Girls Water Polo MVP
I chose Stevenson because:The community
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