Matty Shields ’21
Day Student – Watertown, Mass.
What are you involved in at CA?
Youth in Philanthropy, soccer, track, squash, the Innocence Project Club, and I’m a big ceramics guy
Why did you choose CA?
CA provides me with the flexibility to focus on my passions both inside and outside the classroom while also having a non-competitive but extremely challenging environment that is supportive and welcoming.
How would you describe common trust?
It’s more than the common understanding that your bag will be where you left it. It’s also the knowledge that every single person in the community can be trusted and that everyone has subscribed to being their best selves for the good of the community.
What is the best class you’ve taken at CA and why?
Sophomore English with Sabrina Sadique was by far my favorite class so far at CA. It involved insightful class discussions and deep dives into the literary devices that provide meaning and substance to interesting and complex texts.
What is on your CA bucket list?
To take another class with Sabrina, be a captain of track and field, and get to know next year’s freshman class.