Being away from home is hard, but I would never want to change how I spent my winters. I did not appreciate the independence and responsibility I had at OMS until I began my freshman year at the University of Notre Dame. Most of my classmates had never been held accountable for their school work. When you are in a one on one class you can't get away with not doing your homework or studying. As it it much more of a discussion than a class, I learned how to ask questions when I didn't understand and how to figure out what exactly I was having trouble with. Having this experience from OMS helped my transition into college classes be much easier. At the end of the school day at OMS, kids have to help clean up. It often felt like the end of the world to vacuum or take out the garbage, but It taught me to be responsible for my own space.
-- KRISTINA BONNET, CLASS OF 2016Read More