It is the season of “thanksgiving,” and Nabori Santiago has a lot to be thankful for, especially when it comes to the education he received at SABIS International Charter School of Springfield.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I definitely wouldn’t have had the confidence to get through the high stress college environment found at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology if it weren’t for SABIS,” says the aerospace engineering graduate.
“Taking the advanced level classes in science and math offered at SABIS further developed my interest in science and eased my transition to MIT, where students are expected to pick up on things quickly,” adds Nabori.
Born to Puerto Rican parents who wanted the best possible education for their son, Nabori says he is also thankful for the encouraging environment at SABIS.
“You felt free to try new things and not be afraid of failing with the understanding there are times when that is going to happen. That helped me both academically and socially in adjusting to changes in my life.”
One of the many goals of SABIS, beyond providing a rigorous academic curriculum, is to prepare its students to become well rounded individuals and open-minded “citizens of the world.”
Outside of the classroom, Nabori pursued his interest in sports as a member of the SABIS baseball and soccer teams. He is currently living in Cambridge, England, with his wife and two children and is contributing to his new community while working as a software engineer for Siemens.
“...I definitely wouldn’t have had the confidence to get through the high stress college environment found at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology if it weren’t for SABIS.”