The Student Experience Survey aims to capture the authentic voices of students and alumni across the U.S. and Canada. This survey is a groundbreaking effort to understand and enhance the school journey, focusing on Educational Experience, Wellness, and Culture.
By understanding the diversity of the student experience, schools can enhance the educational journey of all students and ensure each student reaches their full potential in an environment that nurtures their intellectual, creative, social, and emotional selves.
This survey is possible through a collaborative initiative between TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) and CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools), uniting our efforts to enhance and enrich the school experience for all students through shared insights and strategic partnerships.
Your participation in this survey is a powerful opportunity to share your unique perspective on your school experience. Whether you’re a current student or an alum, your insights are invaluable in shaping the future of education.
If you are an 8th to 12th-grade student in Canada or the U.S., please click the Student Survey Link below.
If you graduated from a high school in Canada or the U.S., please click the Alumni Survey Link below.
The Student Experience Survey is intended as an opportunity for high school students and alumni to anonymously give feedback regarding their high school experience. The survey aims to shed light on what factors contribute to the health, success, and happiness of high school students across the U.S. and Canada. It is intended for private and public, boarding and day school students alike. The survey questions focus on four main categories: Demographics, Educational Experience, Wellness, and Culture.
Your answers help produce accurate, reliable statistics on student success, health, and happiness. This information helps school administrators and associations of schools to understand and assess the resources and needs of their school and students. None of this would be possible without your participation.
We want to hear directly from students and alumni about their experiences in school. This survey requires access to the internet and up to 15 minutes of your focused attention. No additional materials are needed to complete this survey.
The survey is intended to take less than 15 minutes to complete.
The survey is designed to be taken by current 8th grade/grade 8 students through 12th grade/grade 12 as well as high school graduates.
The survey is designed to gather anonymized information about the student experience in schools including academic experience, social and emotional well-being, and culture. Questions of current students and alumni ask students to respond to different prompts regarding the frequency of an activity or intensity of agreement with a variety of statements. At the end of the survey, demographic information is collected to be able to analyze the results.
Individually identifiable information will not be shared with anyone. Only aggregated data will be made available. Data will be secured using 2-factor authentication and stored in a secure cloud storage environment. Individual student results will be considered confidential and only limited demographic information on students will be collected. Name and date of birth will not be collected for any reason.
This information will provide unique insight into what contributes to student success, health, and happiness. This information can help better understand and assess the resources and needs of students.
All information that you provide is used exclusively to report accurate, relevant, anonymized information about student success, health, and happiness for high school students across the U.S. and Canada. These statistics will help inform school administrators and school associations about the key factors that influence the success, health, and happiness of their students. Individual participants cannot be identified in any statistics or published reports.
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Patricia previously served as the Head of the Upper School at the Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida. She also worked at the Loomis Chaffee School as a dean of students and was heavily involved in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the school. Prior to Loomis Chaffee, Patricia worked at The Madeira School in several roles, including as a major gifts officer, director of student activities, special assistant to the head of school on diversity, and the assistant dean of students for residential life.
Before transitioning into education, Ms. Sasser worked at ESPN as an associate producer, where she was a two-time Emmy® nominee and a 2006 Emmy® award winner.
Raquel Majeski began working at Lawrence Academy in 2017 and is the Assistant Head for Equity and Community Life. She has a BA from Eckerd College in communications and human development and an MA from Nova Southeastern University in reading and special education. Raquel lives in Brazer with her two children, Lauryn and Wade. She loves spending time with the students at LA, participating in book clubs and bible study groups, and attending Dave Matthews Band concerts. Raquel is also the Chair of the diversity task force for the town of Groton.
Marquis Scott joined The Lawrenceville School in 2018 and has made significant contributions in various leadership roles. He has implemented a technology-focused strategic plan to enhance cyber security practices, improve employee portal utilization, and streamline campus-wide technology support. Marquis has also played a pivotal role in advancing the School’s initiatives on diversity, equity, and inclusion, implementing best practices and leading senior staff efforts in this area. Additionally, he has led strategic communication and institutional marketing committees, ensuring consistent communication, website strategy, and brand identity aligned with the School’s mission. Marquis has been instrumental in the marketing and branding of Lawrenceville’s Gruss Center for Art & Design and collaborates with the Lawrenceville community to prioritize and execute strategic projects.
In addition to his role as the assistant head of school, Marquis has successfully undertaken various acting leadership positions, including chief technology officer, director of communications and external affairs, dean of diversity, inclusion, and community engagement, and director of human resources. Currently, he leads a student-centered Wellness Team, working collaboratively with the medical director, dean of students, and dean of campus well-being to prioritize a holistic approach to student well-being.
Scott holds a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University’s School of Business in Newark, NJ, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa, with an anticipated completion date of Winter 23-24. Scott recently completed the National Association of Independent Schools’ Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads. He is an alumnus of the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Hotchkiss Board of Governors.
Courtney is an educator and DEI practitioner who currently lives in Connecticut at The Loomis Chaffee School, where she serves as the Director of Gender and Sexuality, English teacher, and dorm head. Courtney is an alumna of The Peddie School in New Jersey, earned her BA in Philosophy from Lehigh University, where she also was a member of the Women’s Soccer team. She earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College, where she studied gender and sexuality, and a Master in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied diversity, equity, and inclusion more broadly. Courtney enjoys spending time outside with her dog, reading memoirs, running, cycling, and sipping coffee.