SFS stressed the importance of achieving high in
education. The school provided us with various extracurricular activities and
clubs such as sports team, music bands, drama team, dance team, yearbook team,
tech crew, and student council. My parents also believed that it was critical
for me to grow uniqueness by participating myself in other extracurricular
activities. Like many other private schools, my school expected us to
participate in after school activities and gave “two to three hours of homework
every night” (Lytle 80). Music class was mandatory. We were required to choose
an instrument from the following clarinet, trumpet, oboe, bass, saxophone,
drum, and many more by the time we were in middle school. 93% believed that
music class should be part of the school curriculum by 2003 (Costa-Giomi 19).  My school would have said the same if they
were asked about it as well. In addition to this, SFS offered us a lot of
opportunities to discover various colleges. We had Career day where colleges
from all around the world were invited to our school to inform us about their
curriculums, school system, and applications. This really opened my eyes to
various options for my future. Unlike urban schools that consist of a large
number of poor students and acquire low educational achievement, my school was known
for its quality education and was not associated with any social issues (Rury
9). My surroundings including my school, teachers, friends, and family supported
me well that I did not have to encounter difficulties in achieving what I
wanted.