Prospective students to visit classes during Evening School

Shirley Yang

Evening School, an open house that shows a C Period class in session, is planned this evening at 6:30 p.m. for a group of 400 to 500 potential students and their parents.

Curriculum coordinator Doug Grant came up with the idea of Evening School in 1995 when he was the head of school.

“Since it was difficult to effectively explain how an all-girls’ classroom experience was different from a coed classroom experience, we decided to give our perspective students and parents the opportunity to view our classes in action,” Grant said.

Visitors will be split into groups of 18 to 25 and guided by teachers and students who do not have a C Period class. Each classroom visit is about three minutes.

Evening School is designed to be in the later part of the admissions process so parents can compare other schools to CSH, according to Grant. The tour remains fresh in their minds while the perspective parents are filling out applications.

“It’s a way to see the school in action, since none of the other schools do open houses like us,” admissions associate Christie Checovich said. “It’s impressive for the parents to see a wide range of classes, from freshmen to [Advanced Placement courses].”