Yulin Yang

Queens High School for the Sciences (Class of 2015)
Villanova University (Class of 2019)

I never believed I would enjoy attending a prep school until I stumbled upon Accelerate Academy. I first began taking courses at Accelerate in 2010 when I was in seventh grade, and stayed with them ever since. I think it is fair to say that no one will volunteer to go to a prep school, but I truly enjoyed my time at Accelerate. My teachers made learning a truly fun and rewarding experience. It was not simply about grasping a mathematical concept or memorizing a vocabulary list, but about achieving your ambitions. From getting into a specialized high school to receiving a full scholarship for college, I owe much of my success to Accelerate.

Accelerate Academy is definitely not your typical prep school. It consists of a group of talented teachers who sincerely care about your future and success. Some, particularly Nina and Andrew, continue to motivate and support me in every facet of my life. Whether about SAT scores, course selection, college essays, or even internships, they are the people I can rely on.

I learned much more than just academics at Accelerate. The friends I made there are still some of my closest friends today. My teachers practically became my family. It has been two years since I took classes at Accelerate, but I still visit them every time I come back to New York. The experiences I had with them not only helped me get into the college of my dreams, but also led me to become the person I have always wished to become.