CPS, Branson, Lick, Head-Royce, and Bentley-- what's the difference?
It seems that all these schools--CPS, Branson, Lick, Head-Royce, and Bentley--pretty much tout about the same things (diversity, inclusiveness, excellent teaching, sporting dynasty, academic rigor, etc.). Because of this, it has made our high school search difficult. If you have a kid in any one of these schools (or multiple), please share your experience/impression with us. What is the student culture like: Relaxed? Highly driven? Sociable? What is the distinct flavor you pick up when your contact the students of that school? And how tough is it at each school? If your child is really busy with schoolwork, do you feel that it's just busywork? Or is the work really meaningful in your view?
Tell me about your school, something that's uniquely your school. What does your school do really well than its peer schools?