"The number one thing I love about Chadwick is the community. In my grade and the entire Upper School, I know pretty much every person. It’s nice to be able to high-five everyone in the hallways, ask how they’re doing and actually mean it. Even though social groups form, everyone gets to know each other. It’s not hard to find friends.

All of my classes are winners. English with Ms. Nordlund is great. We have deep discussions that are always interesting. Mr. Cass is one of my favorite teachers ever. We’re doing calculus, but he cracks jokes. It’s a low-pressure environment even though there’s hard material. Ms. Nordlund opens AP History class with with a song from the particular period we’re learning about. With Mr. Zachos, we analyze Crossfit workouts to learn about statistics. In AP Chemistry, it was super cool to go through all the labs. You get hands-on experience.

I’m taking six AP classes this year, and I feel prepared for each one because teachers have done such a great job of teaching the material. They support you no matter what. If you miss a day of homework, the teacher will meet with you and talk about it. Chadwick is not an easy school, but it sets you up to get through the challenging stuff without too much difficulty.

My advice to incoming ninth-graders is to try as many different things as you can."

  • Tej is also interested in:
  • Math

Mike CassUpper School math teacher

On Tej

"Tej is an awesome kid who wears his passion on his sleeve. I know how much his friends mean to him. When someone approaches things that way, it helps them across the board. 

He was able to get away with a lot of natural ability for a long time and had to learn more completely. As teachers, we want our kids to leave class with a better understanding of how they learn as individuals. He’s recognized that by diving in and finding the fun of the challenges and solving the mystery. The learning is more sound and permanent as a result. Each tool he gets isn’t just used in one static moment but in everything he does moving forward.

In the Middle and Upper Schools, there’s a nice progression in the expectation of what each student brings to their work and what we then hope to impart on them. When the child leaves the class, they understand better what their natural abilities are and how they can maximize those — how they can transfer that ability across all disciplines."