What’s Up with Well-Rounded?

Recently a parent asked me to describe the ideal “well-rounded” student.  I personally am not a big fan of the term “well-rounded”.  What exactly does that mean anyway?  What’s important is that the incoming class reflect lots of different personalities.  There is a place in our incoming class for the jack-of-all-trade types who dabble in all kinds of curricular and co-curricular activities and there is a place in our class for the student who has a narrow focus but who displays an extraordinary talent in or propensity for that focus.  Students need not stress about appearing “well-rounded”.  Just be yourself.

– Wendy Livingston

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