Miles Berry

Day Student — Concord, Mass.

What are you involved in at CA?

Sports: boys soccer, Alpine skiing, boys tennis,
Visual arts: painting, photography
Clubs: Peer Tutoring, Big Data, Microfinance

Why did you choose CA?

I chose CA because I found that it possessed a degree of both intimacy and respect between students, teachers, and all members of the community and because it was a place that allowed for people of different interests and backgrounds not only to coexist, but to flourish. My brother attended CA before me, and as we are quite different people, I was at first skeptical. However, I soon realized that one of CA’s greatest strengths is providing very distinct, yet equivalently fulfilling, experiences for each student.

How would you describe common trust?

Common trust is an unwritten way of being in the CA community that is epitomized by a mutual respect that recognizes that each member of the community is equally as valuable. Having this shared trust allows CA to provide more freedom and opportunities for students and creates stronger bonds between the faculty and students.

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

The best class I’ve taken at CA was American Urban History. This class was a quintessential CA course as it was discussion-based, small, and daring. The teacher was not afraid to take risks and pushed us to demonstrate our understanding of each topic in a new way. Additionally, it was fascinating to understand what went into building our nation’s largest cities.

What is on your CA bucket list?

Giving my chapel, winning the Chandler Bowl senior year, and starting a club.