Ella ’25

Day Student from Newton, Mass.


Photo by Ola Oladitan 24

 What are you involved in at CA?

I’m involved in the Gender Representation in Tech (GRiT) Club and Ceramics Club, along with being a co-head of the Intersectional Feminism (IFO) Club. I play varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse at CA, and I play guitar!

How would you describe common trust? 

Common trust is the mutual respect and support that is woven into the fabric of our community. It is not only the acceptance but also the invitation to be vulnerable in every endeavor at CA.

What is the best class you’ve taken at CA and why?

The best class I’ve taken at CA so far is Native American history. The wide range of history electives curated a class of really interested students and allowed me to pursue my curiosity and take two semesters of it. We read a variety of primary and secondary sources and thought critically about both the content and the way it was delivered, which is such a helpful tool for all classes. This class was also discussion based which made it super engaging and brought many perspectives to the table.

Share a moment where you knew you belonged at CA.

In my ninth-grade English class, my teacher and classmates really encouraged me to speak up and I quickly realized CA is a place where I can be vulnerable and use my voice in ways I never had before.