Jasyln Pham starts each day at SABIS International Charter School in Springfield in the best possible way.
“When you enter the school in the morning, you are greeted by staff in the lobby. I find that very nice and calming,” says the 11th grade National Honor Society student who is taking Advanced Placement classes offered at SABIS.
Jasyln isn’t alone when she walks into the school. With her are her siblings, Juliette Pham, an 8th grader, and Justin Pham, who is in the 5th grade. They each have their own reasons why they enjoy attending SABIS.
“I treasure the strong bonds I have made along the way with friends I’ve met. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate SABIS as a 10,” says Juliette.
“It has also helped me develop my social skills,” adds Juliette, who is a member of the SABIS Student Life Organization® Lower School Department. “We plan special activities for elementary students at the school,” she explains.
Juliette’s interest in getting involved in the school likely sprang from Jaslyn’s engagement in the Student Life Organization. Jaslyn is currently the Assistant to the Head Prefect in the hopes of eventually becoming Head
Prefect herself. In her role, Jaslyn takes on a number of responsibilities across all eight of the Student Life departments.
“I am learning many things that will help me in the future like how to communicate effectively with others,” she comments. “So when I have job interviews in the future, I will already have had a lot of experience.”
Justin, the youngest of the Pham siblings, says that he is more than “good” with the education being provided to him at SABIS.
“The teachers make learning easier, and it’s so easy to make friends who help one another,” he comments.
The three siblings aren’t the only ones in their family to receive a SABIS education. Their sisters, Jennifer and Jessica, both graduated from the school and went on to college before starting rewarding careers. Their achievements are proof to their father, Steven Pham, that he made the right decision in selecting SABIS to shape his children’s future.
Steven says he talked to a lot of friends when deciding where to send his children to school. In the process he frequently heard that “SABIS is the best school in town.” Now, through the experiences his children have had at the school, he knows it is. He recommends the school to anyone who wants their children prepared for the rigors of college.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate SABIS as a 10.”