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What It's Like to Be Here

The best way to get a sense of the student experience is to hear directly from the experts! See what our Lower Schoolers, Middle Schoolers, and Upper Schoolers say about life at Packer.

Lower School Voices

Olivia F.
Class of 2028

In Kindergarten, I learned something from my friend. I learned how to draw. Before I used to do stick figures and all the girls would wear  triangle dresses and all the boys would wear squares and rectangles. Now I'm a really great artist!

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Ivy S.
Class of 2028

The space at Packer makes me feel very relaxed. It just makes me feel good!

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Sachin L.
Class of 2028

The teachers here think not just about your schoolwork, but also about you — what you like, what you think. 

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Jack P.
Class of 2028

My favorite teacher in Lower School had a really great sense of humor and he would always make fun out of things. Like math — it’s okay, but he would make it the best!

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Our youngest students experience the joy of discovery every day. By tapping into their natural curiosity and providing individual support, our teachers make serious learning fun.

Middle School Voices

Charlie M.
Class of 2026

Middle school teachers are nice, very helpful, and when you feel stuck you can ask them questions. They support us by always pushing us to the best of our abilities and always being positive.

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Ben G.
Class of 2022

Everyone is nice to each other, and everyone is really supportive. It's easy to learn and to make friends. 

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Dana H.
Class of 2022

There's something so empowering about being in a room with people who are passionate about the same things you are and working towards a common goal.

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Alex E.
Class of 2022

It’s nice having one main campus because I have made connections with everyone: kids I've been in classes with and in other grades, even teachers.

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Class of 2022

I have discovered a passion for activism during my time in Middle School. Packer values its students' voices and teachers encourage students to speak up for what they believe in.

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The Middle School experience is defined by its unique spirit and spaces, where students are encouraged to work hard, draw connections, and find joy and value in their learning.

Upper School Voices

Sam L.
Class of 2021

Students here are super collaborative. Whether in the library or out in the halls, you'll find students working together on different assignments, helping each other, editing each other's essays, even if they're not in the same class.

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Lily C.
Class of 2021

Packer has taught me that my voice has value and it's given me the skillset to use that voice to create change.

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Millie H.
Class of 2021

What I love about Packer is that it simultaneously prioritizes academics and community. I felt like I don’t have to sacrifice one for the other and I can have it all.

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Rohan P.
Class of 2023

Packer teachers are so welcoming. They really provide a safe space within the classroom.

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Bella P.
Class of 2021

It's very easy to get to know the adults and teachers in this school. Whether it be administrators, your dean, your academic teachers, or your coaches, the adults really care about you.

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Our Upper School program embodies a healthy balance between academic rigor and personal development. As we like to say: we focus equally on head and heart.

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