Patrick is a 2008 graduate of IMS. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree (B.S. Physics & Astronomy, UI), Patrick was accepted to graduate school at Caltech. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Planetary Science and interning at NASA with the opportunity to do research with several of the world’s most powerful telescopes and the infamous Mike Brown, Professor of Planetary Astronomy at Caltech, otherwise know as the “Pluto-killer” when he uncovered the fact that Pluto doesn’t qualify as a planet. You can read more about Professor Brown here: Mike Brown on the web.
Patrick is grateful for the opportunities he had at IMS to try new things and become a well-rounded, confident person. He feels his IMS experience prepared him by developing the skills he needed to succeed in college and beyond. The individual attention he received from his teachers was crucial to develop those skills.
Patrick said what he would tell others about IMS is “High school isn’t always easy. But by going to IMS, I gained my closest lifelong friends and found a new place to call home, and I hope you will be able to say the same.”
IMS has been a good fit for me because I feel comfortable in a small school surrounded by people I know. I wish people would know how easy it is to fit in and feel at home here. We will welcome you!
To me, IMS is more than a school; it’s a fun, loving community.
IMS is a school where you aren’t afraid to try something new. At IMS I feel safe and comfortable, rather than nervous, to try new things! I used to be hesitant, but now I love to try new things.
It’s so fun here; I think everyone should at least try it out to see if it’s a good fit for you.
I love IMS because I have made healthy, lasting relationships at IMS. I can have deep conversations with almost anyone. I have good friends in all grade levels. I feel welcomed and loved. I can talk with teachers about personal conflicts.
IMS is like a family. It’s not a perfect house, but in the end we all love each other like brothers and sisters in Christ should. It’s more than a school. It’s a community. It’s a place where you can come and be welcomed with open arms. It’s a place where love and community are top priority.
IMS has helped me grow in my faith over the past four years. Whether it be a classroom conversation, a chapel, or a talk with someone else about our faith journey, the IMS community is a fantastic place to dig deeper in your walk with God and strengthen and build relationships with others.
The learning environment at IMS is personal and it’s a place where my faith is refreshed everyday. I wish others would know how easy it is to make friends at IMS. We’re like a family.