Though Naz has lived around the corner for quite some time, it took him a while to find School One. He was attending another private school in the area and when his mom suggested they look at School One, he jumped at the chance for something different.
His first impressions of School One were that the students didn’t have to adhere to a very strict dress code. There was a lot of self-expression happening through the clothes School One student chose to wear. He remembers seeing a sign in the hallway that said “Banning Flip Flops is Fascist” and he knew right away that students here had a lot more freedom to be themselves. The thing that actually drew him in was the art that was everywhere, in the hallways and in the classrooms.
Though Naz has always enjoyed history, it was at School One that he really broadened his interest. He took classes like The Tudors, a college level history class, and American Literature and became fascinated with international affairs. But it isn’t all about history for Naz. One of his favorite classes here is Advanced Algebra. And he loves to write. In fact, this is what he does in his free time. Last year Naz participated in an after school writing class for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and likes to write historical fiction and alternative fiction. He has already applied to Bard College, but is thinking of taking a gap year to intern at a policy institute. Naz can be found at School One after school playing Dungeons and Dragons or hanging out at the Butcher Shop on Elmgrove Ave.