Name: Jonathan Braude
Track: International Baccalaureate
From: Brandeis Hillel Day School
Destination: Emory University
What drew you to International High School?
I was drawn to International High School mostly because
of the IB. When I was shadowing other schools, a lot of
them had their own uniqueness, but in a lot of ways it
wasn’t exactly anything that I felt would really benefit
me in the long run… while the IB just seemed like
something that I could take with me to college and carry
with me for the rest of my life.
Who is someone that influenced you at
The biggest inspiration to me at this school has been
my math teacher, Netta Maclean. Pretty much from the
moment that I entered the doors of that classroom, I felt
like it wasn’t even a classroom, but rather a learning
center! And regardless of your interest, you would be
taught how to properly learn. And for somebody like me
who didn’t come into the school with really advanced
learning habits, this was incredibly helpful.
Name: Tallulah Axinn
Track: French Bac
From: French American
What would you tell an incoming 9th grader?
I would tell an incoming 9th grader to try everything
that interests them. I think what makes the school
unique is the mix of arts and sports and travel, and
different languages. I think the mix of all the types of
personalities, backgrounds, and experiences, makes it an
interesting place to go to school.
I’d encourage anyone who’s in 8th grade at French
American to continue doing the French track. It’s really
rewarding to finish the program that you’ve been
working for all throughout middle school. I’m in Bac-S—
the science track. I’ve always liked science, and I like
math a lot. So I’m able to do a lot of math my senior
year; that’s my big focus.
I would encourage anyone who’s interested in the
slightest to audition for theater. It’s a really inclusive
community. It’s really fun, and it’s a lot of work, but it
pays off in the end.
Tallulah Axinn will be attending
Harvard University in the fall.
Two graduating seniors share their reflections.