Maya A. ’26

Maya A. '26

Maya A. '26

Avon, CT


Day Student

Involvement: Soccer, Basketball, Robotics Club, Newspaper Club

“Hi, my name is Maya! I was admitted to Walker’s in the eighth grade. Walker’s is a very welcoming school no matter your background. I came from a public school and from the beginning, I found a sense of community at Walker’s. I have been able to get to know all my classmates and be comfortable in participating in classes. Besides academics, Walker’s has also offered me the possibility to do extracurricular activities. For example, in a public school I would have never had the chance to represent my school as a Middle School Ambassador. I think it is important to have these chances because it gives students a way to work on important life skills such as public speaking, leadership skills, and social skills. At Walker’s you can see many of these opportunities whether it’s clubs, sports, Big Sister or Middle School Ambassador.”

What advice would you give to an incoming Walker’s student?

My advice to an incoming Walker’s student would be to not be afraid of being yourself. Walker’s is a very welcoming community full of friendly people where you can participate in different activities without being judged. Whether you like the arts, science, sports, or you just want to try something new, you will always feel accepted.

What do you think is the biggest benefit of attending school at Walker’s?

By attending Walker’s you have the benefit of smaller classes. Smaller classes has given me a chance to get to know everyone more than I would at a public school. This has also made me more comfortable to speak up in class, which has helped me gain confidence and build leadership skills.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

In my free time, I love to hang out with my friends, play soccer, play video games, and watch movies and shows.