The Park School of Baltimore
A *Virtual* Open House for Middle and Upper School Families


Experience Park!

A *Virtual* Open House for Grades 6–12
Sunday, October 24 • 2–4 p.m.

Parents and students are invited to log into this virtual event to learn about Park’s curriculum, community, and unique approach to learning.

Johns Hopkins Medicine receives first federal grant for psychedelic research in over half a century

Photo by Nuno Macela/Flickr

This week, Johns Hopkins Medicine was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the potential impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction. 

It is the first NIH grant awarded for the direct investigation of a classic psychedelic in over 50 years. 

Influencers 2021: The John Carroll School


Carl Patton, Principal and Chief Academic Officer | The John Carroll School

With more than 30 years of experience in Catholic education, Carl Patton assumes the role of Principal and Chief Academic Officer at The John Carroll School. He comes to John Carroll from Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va. where, since 2013, he served as principal and helped increase the school’s enrollment to 1,200 students. He also developed several key initiatives including a “First Moment Initiative” to welcome new families, an expanded services inclusion model for students with intellectual and cognitive disabilities, and a nationally recognized professional development program, all of which have been showcased at national conferences and universities around the country. Patton has also held leadership positions at Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Potomac Shores, Va. and St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic School in Hyattsville as well as served as a classroom teacher, department chair, instructor and dean of students for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth and a baseball, softball and football coach. He looks forward to sharing his extensive background in his new role at The John Carroll School. 

Influencers 2021: Glenelg Country School


Matt Walsh, Head of School | Glenelg Country School

Matt Walsh has spent 30 years as an independent school educator. Upon his graduation from Georgetown University, he earned an MA from Middlebury College and went on to hold positions as a teacher, coach, associate academic dean, division head, and head. He joined Glenelg Country School in July 2021 as its tenth head of school. Matt  was previously the president and head of school at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark. During  his nine-year tenure, the school secured a $2 million dollar merit scholarship endowment, enhanced its athletics facilities, revamped its social emotional learning  program, expanded its fine and performing arts program across all three divisions, constructed a new student commons, and developed a strategic marketing plan. Matt  also served as Headmaster at LaGrange Academy, a co-ed K-12 independent school in LaGrange, Ga.  Walsh is fluent in Spanish and French and an avid reader of political history, biography, and social psychology. He and his wife have three children, two of whom are new Dragons in Glenelg Country School’s upper and middle schools. 

Program Spotlight 2021: The Waldorf School of Baltimore



The Waldorf School of Baltimore believes part of whole-child education includes helping students develop and nurture a healthy relationship with the environment.

After navigating a year of outdoor learning in the midst of a global pandemic, the school expanded its program by adding an additional kindergarten class. The newly added Forest Kindergarten class is being held from a new outdoor learning space that includes a hillside amphitheater, outdoor tools, swings, hammocks and a mud kitchen – all tucked away into the woods filled with trees and wildlife.

Johns Hopkins Medicine establishes new center to end blindness

From left to right: Jan McDonnell, Wilmer Director Peter J. McDonnell, Wilmer Board of Governors’ Chair Sanford Greenberg, Sue Greenberg and Dean of the Medical Faculty/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine Paul B. Rothman. Photo by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute yesterday launched the Sanford and Susan Greenberg Center to End Blindness.

The Park School of Baltimore – Conversations with Park’s Head of School


Park’s Head of School Dan Paradis will host “Discussions with Dan” 

Park’s Head of School Dan Paradis will host a series of divisional evening events on Zoom this fall. He’ll be available to answer your questions about Park’s philosophy and mission, and he’ll share what he hopes you’ll consider when exploring schools for the next school year. Zoom information will be shared in advance of the event.

Program Spotlight 2021: St. John’s Parish Day School



St. John’s Parish Day School (SJPDS) prioritizes developing the social-emotional well-being and skills of their students by integrating Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into their daily curriculum and programs. This teaching approach helps children recognize, understand, and manage their emotions and stress. It also nurtures children’s abilities to recognize the emotions of others, develop empathy, and build healthy relationships and interpersonal skills.

Don’t Miss Boys’ Latin’s Open House on Sunday, October 24


Sunday, October 24
Program starts at 10 AM

Don’t miss Boys’ Latin’s Open House on Sunday, October 24 at 10 AM. You will have the chance to interact with faculty and School leadership, tour our campus and hear from Headmaster Chris Post.  Learn how, even through the most complex of times, we put the needs of our students first – ensuring they are connected, engaged and thriving. See for yourself all a Boys’ Latin education has to offer.

Beth Tfiloh’s STEM Initiative Offers Interdisciplinary Approach to Create Tomorrow’s Leaders

Beth Tfiloh tenth grade students consult with Director of STEM Education Vince Bonina

In the two years since its inception, Beth Tfiloh’s school-wide STEM program has provided students with an opportunity to integrate the four disciplines — science, technology, engineering and math — into a single, cross-disciplinary program.

The STEM mindset is a 21st-century, holistic educational approach representing a shift in learning from compartmentalized subjects to interdisciplinary study, and a shift in students from knowledge consumers to producers through collaborative, creative, interdisciplinary learning and exploration.