The air conditioner at the time was minimal at best, making the whole building both sizzling and humid right after a few weeks of pleasant weather.
I have a mix of good and terrible memories from private school having lived in a small town in the midwest. It’s difficult being in a community where you can’t hide secrets from anyone. If you hook up with someone, half of the school will guess about it in a matter of days. This was frustrating when trying to date because you couldn’t trust anyone with secrets. Just voicing the intention of wanting to ask another student out on a date would get passed along as casual gossip. This was maddening when all I wanted was privacy being such an introvert care about I am. I never had a lady until several years later when I was in graduate school on the other side of the country. The one positive that our private school had was the gas furnaces inside. The school was severely moderate from Autumn through early Spring. But by May, the temperatures would climb into the 71s and the school would quickly get severely uncomfortable. The air conditioner at the time was minimal at best, making the whole building both sizzling and humid right after a few weeks of pleasant weather. I heard recently that our seasoned private school ended up getting modern cooling systems just a few years after I graduated. Students there nowadays have a much more comfortable school experience. There are steam boilers that provide on demand heat during the freezing season and high SEER rated cooling systems for the moderate weather in late Spring and summer. The newer students have no idea what it was care about in that school before the Heating in addition to A/C systems were updated.