Anya R.

I graduated from Imago in 2006
and attended Acton-Boxborough Regional High (class of 2010) and Tiffin University in Ohio (class of 2014) for my Bachelor's degree in Forensic Psychology - a passion that was fostered at Imago back in third grade when I was encouraged to read my first Nancy Drew book. After devouring those stories, I was exposed to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and so many other classic novels about mystery and the understanding of human psychology. I can't thank the teachers at Imago enough for noticing this interest and urging me to read harder books that both challenged and nourished my mind.

Throughout my high school and college career, my Imago education was constantly revealing its value. I left with an incredibly strong grasp of grammar, writing, critical thinking, and fundamental studying skills. I became the designated proof-reader in all my research courses and was hired by the university to teach grammar after hours to struggling freshmen. I can guarantee that the only reason why I was so highly qualified was because of Imago!

During college, I interned for the Superior Court and Child Protective Units of the Middlesex County's District Attorney's Office in Woburn and later for the U.S. Marshals Service in Arlington, VA. After graduating college, I worked in New Hampshire on Scott Brown's Senate campaign to get some experience in politics before moving to DC. Since moving to Washington in February, I work for Bracewell & Giuliani's Policy Resolution Group as a Strategic Communications Assistant, which basically means that I am a member of a public relations team. Though this job is not in my desired field, I love working for PRG, supporting our clients, and interacting with industries of which I had very little knowledge beforehand, like energy, manufacturing, and international relations. Despite this enjoyment, I plan to have moved on to a career that is more relevant to my degree and interests within the next few years.

I've recently moved into an apartment after spending the last few months in more temporary housing, so that's reason to be thankful! I was so fortunate to have found an incredible friend group within days of moving to the city and I am having a wonderful time exploring adulthood with intelligent, supportive, and like-minded young people.

I will be continuing with my love for choral singing with the Congressional Chorus and it's smaller Chamber Singers ensemble this year. This passion was fostered at Imago with Mr. Weibley and continued through my high school and college careers in choirs, musicals, madrigal singers, and bands.

My favorite Imago memory is definitely being in the musicals and plays at Imago. I was a fairly shy performer back then, but I still looked forward to music and drama classes, rehearsals for Lessons & Carols, chapel performances, the annual musicals, and graduation. I really appreciate that Imago, while providing such an incredible academic education, still stresses and encourages the arts.

Luke M.

I graduated from Imago in 2008 and went next to Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, transitioning from a class of 12 and a school of less than 100, to a class of 360 and a school of 1400. Parts of this were hard but in all I liked the contrast of the two schools and can look back happily both at how Imago prepared me and how public school went. I was involved in the literary magazine and several art clubs and senior year won the English Department award. I can attribute this largely to Imago, as this is where I think Imago helped me the most academically: writing in a critical and clear way, with attention to economy and grammar, for both English classes and historical analysis.

I graduated in 2012 and took two gaps years. Half of that time I spent working for Starbucks, and with the money I saved I spent the other half in Europe, traveling to the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, England, and Italy. While in the Netherlands I worked for Dutch branch of the international shelter/study center L’Abri (Miss Ward and Miss Dey both have spent time at the Swiss L’Abri near Lausanne.)

Presently I’m a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Middle Eastern Studies, and am in the midst of learning Arabic and tackling a good look at Middle Eastern history. I hope to study abroad in Morocco and Jordan within the next two years. The love of language and history that Imago fostered so well is still with me, it seems, and taking on new and interesting forms.

Even beyond academics, however, in looking back at Imago the thing that stands out the clearest is how the school understands its students—not as potential adults or canvasses on which to replicate an agenda—but thinking individuals with whom to share, discuss, and enjoy life. The teachers and administration at Imago work hard to understand all the children who come through while also giving the children space to be and understand themselves. I was held responsible for my words and thoughts, even while being allowed to draw and knit in class. Because I was shown understanding when I was a child, I understand and enjoy taking care and being a friend to children, which also helps me to understand people in general across other ages, cultures, and differences. Imago meant a lot as a school, but also as a community, and because of that it makes me glad to see my neighbors’ kids Ellie and Abby Keyes there and enjoying it, and I am excited to see them go through Imago just like I did.

Cassandra W.

I graduated from Imago in 1998 after attending for all 8 years of lower school. From there my family moved to New Hampshire so I could attend a Christian high school. It was a tough transition for me as I had spent so much of my life with all the same kids and teachers, but I eventually settled in and did very well.

Imago fostered in me a love for the arts and a gift in music. I started performing in first grade in the role of “Baby Bear” in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Each year I participated in Reformation Plays and many other performances. When I went on to high school my father created a drama club just so I could continue to perform. When college time came I knew there was only one thing I wanted to do with my career: perform!

I attended Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Christian college on the ocean in West Palm Beach, Florida. I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre, and I met my husband there my senior year. I am now married and just had my second child. I am thrilled that I was able to cultivate a talent for the theatre while at Imago that I still use to this day. I am a professional actor in Charlotte, NC and I have been blessed with many amazing roles and have won awards for excellence in acting. I spent two years of my adult life teaching dance and drama in middle schools both in Florida and North Carolina. Imago taught me great things about art and music, and grounded me with language and history knowledge that carried me very far. I am grateful for the faith based learning and the love that was poured into my life by each one of the staff and teachers. I am still in contact with the friends (who are more like family) that I spent 8 years of school with and have so many fond memories of building forts in the woods in Littleton and Winter Olympics in Maynard. In searching for schools for my own children I can only pray that I find a place as special as The Imago School!