" The most important aspect of my time at St. Herman’s was the spiritual and academic education I received" 

I’ve often been asked about the school I attended before going to Boston Latin School. When I start talking about my experience at St. Herman’s, whether about the small sized classes or having tea in the morning, my fellow students typically exclaim, “How lucky you were!” and “I wish our school did that!” Being alumni of St. Herman’s, it makes me proud to hear this from different people but I believe the most important aspect of my time at St. Herman’s was the spiritual and academic education I received. At St. Herman’s I began to realize that “Wow, I’m not really the most important person in the world.” St. Herman’s staff dedicated their time to help me achieve perfection in my studies along with teaching me to lead liturgical services.

 

I can still recollect my most memorable moments at St. Herman’s. Some of these are: hiding from our teacher, Mrs. Roussos--whom I owe many thanks in helping me attain great heights in spiritual and academic excellence--and fighting with my classmates in gym class (this may sound like a bad experience or unnecessary comment, but as I fought with them, I struggled to overcome one of my greatest foes: PRIDE).

 

The first year at St. Herman’s was hard for me. I remember having to actually concentrate on my work; that was hard. In my last years at St. Herman's, I began to want to move away from the lifestyle I was living at St. Herman’s. Now, I really wish I was back. Seriously!!!!

Andrey Sindyeyev

 Andrey is now a freshman at Boston Latin School.