I have attended a private Catholic school for my whole
entire life, but this coming school year, I’m going to a public high school. I
have no idea what to expect. Are people in public school different from private
school? And what do you wear everyday? Please help!
Hey girlie, while you may be nervous about making the
switch, public and private schools are a lot more similar than you may think.
Sure, your private school was probably a lot smaller than your new school will
be, but that can actually be a good thing. More people means more opportunities
to meet a diverse group of friends, instead of just sticking with the same group
of besties you’ve known forever.
You’ll meet and become friends with people you may have previously
written off, so take this as a chance to expand your group of BFFs.
Just like at your private school, you’ll become close with
some people and not so close with others. The kids in public school are just as
smart, sporty, and friendly as those in private school, and you’ll soon find
the group you fit in best with. No
matter what type of school you went to last year, everyone’s a little nervous
on the first day and just wants to make friends. So, if you put a big smile on
your face and act confident, you’ll make friends in no time.
Besides the size, another big difference between public
and private school is the dress code. You might be sad to say buh-bye to the
matching uniforms, but be happy that you can now express your own personal
style! Your new school might have certain restrictions, like no mini-skirts or
belly shirts, so be sure to check those out. Besides that, choose clothes that
are cute but also comfortable! You wouldn’t want to be stuck in math class
wearing your tightest jeans, so pick clothes that’ll be comfy for the entire
day. And one more thing—leave the skin-tight dresses and sky-high heels at
home. Be casual and let your inner fashionista go wild!
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BY CASEY LIEBERMAN ON 8/4/2011 10:52:00 AM
POSTED IN new school, the new girl code, rock your new school, private vs public, back to school