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I have been homeschooled for pretty much my entire life. (I went to preschool and didn't like it.) On September 2nd, I will be going to a private school. I have toured the building and talked to the head of the school already. Some days I think I've made the right decision, but other days I feel as if I'm making a terrible mistake! I'm really nervous about it. Can you tell me about what it's like going to school? Note:  They call the school an "international peace academy." Don't think bullying will be a problem. :)

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  • Hey! I'm homeschooled too, but I went to public school up until third grade. I probably can't help you much, but good luck, and I hope you like your new school! :)
  • There will probably be lots of others who are interested in the same things as you. Try to be friendly, but not clingy. Otherwise people might try to use you or change who you are, and that's not okay. And if all else fails, be a unicorn!!!
  • UPDATE: Today was my first day. It was great! I had no trouble talking to people and pretty much the whole day was dedicated to "getting to know you" games (which honestly did get a bit tedious after a while). No work, no homework. I like it. Thank you all for giving me this great advice!! :)
    • You are very welcome, and I'm glad you like your new school so much!! If you ever need advice again, please feel free to ask:)
    • Hey Julia! I'm so glad you like your new school. I think you entirely made the right decision. I hope you have a great school year! :)
  • I go to a private, all girls, STEAM based middle school, and I have found it to be one of the most enjoyable experiences, if not the most enjoyable, school experience I have ever had. Everyone is so nice and accepting, and I'm sure they will be at your school too! I'm sure you'll have a great time while you go there! Good luck! ;D
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    Everyone already mentioned some good advice on adjusting to the new environment, but I will add that if the workload gets stressful at first; prioritizing is your friend. List out all the assignments you have to do and when their due and how important they are to your grade/learning. Then decide which ones are more important overall to work on first and go down the list from what you think is the next important, etc. Chances are you might not get to everything, and sacrificing some lesser assignments that don't matter in the long run is better than suffering on everything (and/or on the big stuff). It'll save you time and sanity when stuff gets overwhelming, and help you do your very best :D None the less, good luck at the new school! We believe in you!!
  • School is basically a lot of children with different personalities and different upbringings ready to learn. They will always be someone you dont think are nice but there is nothing to worry about. Youll soon make friends and settle in. I hope everything goes great!
    -Lola :-)
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