Alumni 2023

Melanie Ulloa

In February of 2020, merely in my freshman year, I visited SAS for the first time. Marveled by the freedom and challenges it would provide me with, I became reassured in my decision to apply for the upcoming year. When I first envisioned myself at SAS, it already felt inviting; […]

Raul Campos

Before coming to SAS, my teachers warned me it was going to be like nothing I had ever experienced; they spoke of hours after hours of non-stop work. They warned failure was a possibility and that if I ever did fail, I wouldn’t be able to return to my old […]

Andrea Pita

What is your favorite color? At six, it was blue. At eight, it was pink. Now I know that I don’t have one because it changes everyday. Change has been my sidekick for as long as I can remember. Instead of fighting it, I have always been drawn to it […]

Stephanie Acosta

I won’t lie, writing this testimonial is the hardest thing I have had to do at this school. It is a little funny, considering I took AP Calculus BC here. I have just been writing and deleting words, never satisfied with how they sounded. I think it is because it […]

Vivian Bofill

My journey to SAS was quite common. I came from a small school nestled into a corner of Little Havana, where all my teachers warned me that SAS was going to be difficult, that I would hate it, and that I would be treated as “just a number.” If comments […]

Briannya Evans

If I were to travel back in time and speak with a younger version of myself, telling them that I would attend the School for Advanced Studies (SAS), one of the nation’s top schools, I know my childhood self would have laughed in shock and disbelief. I lacked the self-assurance […]

Ian Zhou

During my sophomore year when COVID was at its peak, my family was planning to move to Orlando. After Mr. Lindsay, SAS’s Silver Knight coordinator, reached out to me and my parents, we changed our minds to stay in Miami and attend SAS. As it turned out, this was the […]

Anne-Sophie Frederick

For some people, coming to SAS must have felt like crossing the street. A couple of steps, and there they are. For others, it might have just been a why not?- a simple shift, and done. Well, for me, it was a dream come true (not even exaggerating); it was […]


Sophia Larralde

Stepping away from your peers: taking the first leap into individuality. Embracing the challenges that lie ahead: venturing into the unexplored. Leaving the comfort of your school: unlocking the doors to personal growth. Choosing a smaller educational institution: embracing the power of a close-knit community. Attending the School for Advanced […]


Oliver Madubuike

If I could travel back in time, I would tell my 16-year-old self not to fear the unknown, but rather embrace it. Before SAS, my high school journey was characterized by taking online classes and one dual enrollment course per semester to prepare for college. However, I knew I wanted […]