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Meet Our Students

Students at bell tower

What do Rockers have in common? Well, for one thing, they’ve all made the extraordinary choice to be here.

And that’s no small thing, actually. It’s a courageous decision that represents a willingness to take risks, and to do things a little differently than most of their peers. Rockers are full participants in their own learning, and that takes an open and willing mind, a driving curiosity, and a lot of creative flexibility. It’s a responsibility our self-directed students take seriously.

Rockers want to do more than ace the test; they want to test their ideas in the world, and tackle real problems in need of innovative solutions.

A typical Simon's Rock student? Atypical.

-Jan '13

Our students bring with them a diversity of languages, experiences, backgrounds and beliefs, as well as interests, skills and talents. They value being part of the Rocker community where peers and mentors respect and learn from each other’s differences. Our students? They’re Rockers, all the way.

 

Ishmael portrait

“An Experience I Wouldn’t Exchange For Anything”

ishmael asante
Mathematics
 
 
Marissa portrait

“Heading Abroad on a Fulbright. I’m Only 19, but I’m Ready.”

marisa benitez
Political Science and French/Francophone Studies
 
 
Colin portrait

“Deep Gratitude: They’re Doing This For Us…”

Colin eubank
Political Studies
 
 
Ishan portrait

“Mathematical Proofs Over Breakfast…”

Ishan Guru
Economics
 
 
Sam portrait

“A Well-Rounded Person Makes a Better Doctor.”

Sam Yarmis
Biology & Pre-med
 
  
Maria portrait

“When I was three, I knew I wanted to help heal people.”

Maria Presti
Chemistry
 
 
 
Andre portrait

Beyond All Expectation

Andre Santana
Psychology