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Campbell Hall

Student rating 4.2/ 5 by Spelman College student
4533 Laurel Canyon Boulevard North Hollywood CA 91607 United States

Academic

Campbell Hallreview by Spelman College student. At Campbell Hall the welfare of the student body is very important. Each teacher wants the students to succeed in their own way , and many students even develop relationships with their teachers (which makes it easy to fins someone to write a recommendation letter when the college application process begins). From my learning experience teachers really tried every way to make sure that the students could further their education. The amount of course work I was given definitely prepared me for college and helped to me understand how to handle my time and multitask. Most class sizes were no more than 25 students which provided an intimate environment in which the teacher was able to know each student individually. Almost all classes required some form of student participation in order to keep them engaged with the topic. Also projects were often given to help further the students understanding of how certain concepts applied within the real world. It is never hard to find a teacher if you need help, if they are not in their regular classroom you can see them hanging around the campus or even in the office. They are always available by email and often check them several times a day in order to make sure they get to everyone who may be asking them questions. Campbell Hall also has many AP classes and art classes that help further the academic and artistic ventures of the students. As one gets closer to their senior year the workload will increase, but no teacher wants to overload their students and so if a student comes to a teacher ahead of time to discuss their workload they may be more understanding and provide an extension.

College Counseling

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  • "They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university…"
  • "For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more…"

Admissions - Getting Accepted

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  • "Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools…"
  • "For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents*the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them because their evaluation will be affected by the fact that the guides didn't hear a thing from the kid…"

School Life

As a K-12 school Campbell Hall focuses on maintaining a caring environment among its students. While I would consider the school to be mostly liberal, it does have some conservative aspects. The school tries to have events in which to keep the community connected and often time elementary school students feel proud to say that they have a junior high or high schooler as a friend. Most children who attend the school come from a higher socio-economic background, but the school works to provide scholarships to any students who are deserving.

Campbell Hall provides a large amount of extracurricular activities. Every year students were required to complete a certain amount of community service. Students who went above and beyond were rewarded and even often times received a plaque. The schools drama program is open to anyone and they can even take a classes to further their skill. There a many sports (Soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, equestrian, track, cross-country and baseball) and students are welcome to try out for any of them. Almost every sport has a JV and varsity team and practice everyday following school hours. For me as a soccer player it was not very hard to balance between sports and school. My teachers understood if i would have to leave early for a game, and would work with me so that I could make up any work that I may have missed. There are also several different art class available (ex: cement sculpture) and students are free to take anything that is of interest to them. The music program is also very diverse and gives students an opportunity to be apart of the orchestra, jazz band, rock band, steel drum band, salsa percussion band, and brazilian percussion band among other opportunities. In my opinion Campbell Hall was very strong in the aspect of the arts and had amazing drama productions and students who were outstanding in their artistic talents. Certain sports teams dominated their division and there are several banners that now hang inside the gym, broadcasting their conquests. Campbell Hall also offers a lot of clubs which students can be members of, and if a student wishes to start a new club, they would need to only have 10 other students who are interested and a teacher who would be willing to be a faculty advisor.