When west meets east

Academy of the Pacific Rim students visited Beijing this past summer and tried on traditional Chinese attire. PHOTO by the ACADEMY OF THE PACIFIC RIM

  At the Academy of the Pacific Rim, the heart of it all is to make friends from across the world. “I’ve definitely seen the other side of things now,” said Polly Doogue, a 12th grader at the Academy of the Pacific Rim. She was one of 12 students who went to Beijing this past summer as an exchange student. The Hyde Park charter public school for seventh to 12th graders has offered the China summer program for high schoolers for the past three years. Students stayed at the academy’s sister school, Beijing No. 80 High School, for more than … Continue reading