Scholar Spotlight: Jarien, Fourth Grade Phenom


“I want to go to a lot of colleges, but the one I want to go to the most is Springfield College.


We recently sat down with Jarien, a football-loving fourth grader who always has a smile on his face. Jarien’s  teacher, Ms. McGregor describes him as a polite and motivated scholar who is a great friend to his classmates. He is also one of Springfield Prep’s Student Ambassadors. The school’s Student Ambassadors develop new leadership, communication, and presentation skills, in part by leading school tours to visitors.

We wanted to learn more about what life is like as a Springfield Prep scholar and here's what he shared with us.  

What do you like about going to school at Springfield Prep?

You get to learn different things than in other schools. We have long recess. I love that we have a half day on Fridays because we work really hard during on the rest of the days. Oh, and I love the Principal. She’s really cool.

What’s the best thing about your teachers?  

The best thing about my teachers Ms. Berube and Ms. McGregor is that they are funny and awesome. When we get an answer right, the whole class does something cool like a dab or something. It makes me feel good when the whole class is happy for me.

What’s your favorite subject?  

My favorite subject is Math because we get to learn about different numbers. Decimals are my favorite.

Why do you say that?

I think I like Math and they don’t because they don’t know the true meaning of Math. The true meaning of Math is all about fun and learning. It will make things easier for me in high school and college.

Where do you want to go to college?  

I want to go to a lot of colleges, but the one I want to go to the most is Springfield College.


I went there on a field trip and the food was awesome. They have free jelly donuts with sprinkles! I also want to go there because I want to be close to my family. I would want to live at home because my house is right next to the college. I’m so close I can see the dorms from my front door.

Are there other colleges that you've thought about?  

I’m thinking about going to Western New England University because Mr. Johnson went there. Their mascot is the Golden Bear and I think that would be cool.

How do you learn about colleges?

I research about colleges at school and at home. We went on field trips to some colleges and I really liked them so I did research at home.

What do you want to be when you grow up?   

I want to be a Police Officer because I get to save people.

Anything else you want to share?

I’m really good at Fortnite and I love football. My favorite team was the New York Giants, but now it is Cleveland Browns because that’s who Odell Beckham Jr. plays for. I even dyed my hair to look like his.  

Thanks for sharing Jarien!  We know you’ll do great at whatever college you ultimately choose.  But until then, we’re glad we get to spend more time with you at Springfield Prep.