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The Park School of Baltimore Virtual Open House for Middle and Upper Schools This Sunday

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The Park School of Baltimore

Virtual Open House for Middle and Upper Schools (Grades 6-12)

Sunday, October 25 • 1 p.m.

Parents and students are invited to learn about Park’s 100-acre campus and hear more about our distinctive approach to learning!

Park’s inspired and inspiring faculty members lead real experiences, virtually, for students and their parents – offering a selection of curricular and co-curricular activities with the opportunity to engage hands and minds.

Program Spotlight: St. John’s Parish Day School

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NEW STEM CURRICULUM

St. John’s Parish Day School, a co-ed Episcopal school for students ages three through grade five, is launching a new STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) curriculum to enhance their interdisciplinary, project-based, and student-centered approach to learning. Promoting the development and application of what has been taught and learned in new and different ways, this interdisciplinary curriculum approach encourages all involved to develop meaningful links in ways that intrigue and motivate students as well as help them make connections within their studies and the world.

The new curriculum will include faculty training throughout the summer, transforming the lower school science lab into a STEM lab, and the early childhood science lab into a Maker Space lab for enhanced project-based learning.

Notre Dame Preparatory School Named RMI Champion of Maryland Manufacturing

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Notre Dame Preparatory School (NDP), a 2020-2021 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, was named a Champion of Maryland Manufacturing in the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s (RMI) People’s Choice Awards. NDP was honored in the “Fighting COVID-19” category for its service efforts making masks and PPE during the early days of COVID-19. More than 11,000 votes were cast in the program. Voters chose from 143 unique stories in seven categories from around the state; NDP’s category was the largest, with 47 entries. NDP was the only middle or secondary school included in the competition; other educational institutions were colleges/universities.

“NDP is honored to receive this distinction from RMI, and we thank everyone who voted for us,” said Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D., headmistress of the school. “At this unprecedented time, and especially in the early days of the pandemic, NDP was grateful to combine the lessons and skills gained in our outstanding STEAM program with our Gospel mandate of service to respond to the needs of the community.”

Program Spotlight: Oldfields School

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DAY STUDENT PROGRAM

The opportunity to learn and grow extends far beyond the classroom at Oldfields School. Offering beautiful surroundings, genuine friendships, and boundless futures, the Day Student Program offers the best of both worlds.

Making up 20-25 percent of enrollment, day students experience all the benefits that boarding school offers while staying close to home. They are fully integrated, whether enjoying breakfast, attending study hall or participating in weekend gatherings. With 18 percent international enrollment, students gain a global perspective, allowing them to see the world in new ways. Additionally, over half of the faculty live on campus, making guidance from trusted teachers readily available. This 24/7 aspect allows students to truly know teachers and classmates, leading them to knowing themselves better. Moments like these are magical, and happen frequently at Oldfields. The result is education with a deeper level of personal connection that opens doors (and minds) to opportunities for discovery.

Boys’ Latin Virtual Open House Sunday, 10/25

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BOYS’ LATIN VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020

11 AM – 12:30 PM 

Register today! https://www.boyslatinmd.com/virtual-open-house  

We invite you to explore Boys’ Latin at our Virtual Open House Sunday, October 25 from 11 AM – 12:30 PM. It’s the perfect way to learn more about our School and our community.  Our time together will include both live chat sessions as well as live programming.  This engaging virtual program will provide you the opportunity to hear from our Headmaster Chris Post, interact with students and faculty, and see for yourself all that a Boys’ Latin education has to offer.

Program Spotlight: Notre Dame Preparatory School

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MEDICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Medical Studies is part of Notre Dame Preparatory School’s Science-Technology-EngineeringArt-Math (STEAM) Program. Laying the groundwork for students interested in pursuing the medical field, Medical Studies is supported by a plethora of classes, a new Innovation Wing, NDP’s Women In…(WIN) Experiential Learning Program and the Women in Medicine club.

The basic sciences ground the medical program, with additional medical-focused classes, from infectious disease to biology of cancer, elevating it. The newly opened Innovation Wing, which houses NDP’s Medical Suite, allows students to complete advanced laboratory experiments. In this new space, students can explore the human body with a touch of the finger thanks to the full-size Anatomage Table.

Program Spotlight: Jemicy School

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UPPER SCHOOL PREP (USP) PROGRAM 

Jemicy’s Upper School Prep (USP) program is a comprehensive, pre-high school curriculum designed to serve students who need further development of foundational academic skills to transition successfully to a college-preparatory upper school program. The program serves bright and talented students, ages 13-15, who are in their last year or two of middle school and have been diagnosed with dyslexia or a related language-based learning difference.

Notre Dame Prep Named National Blue Ribbon School

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Notre Dame Prep

The U.S. Department of Education’s annual list of National Blue Ribbon Schools honors overall academic excellence among the country’s public and private elementary, middle and high schools. It’s an impressive recognition, but for Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D., headmistress of Notre Dame Preparatory School (NDP), a Catholic, all-girls, 6th-12th day school in Towson, it acknowledges much more than curriculum.

“For 147 years, Notre Dame Prep has, in the spirit of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, educated young women to transform the world,” Sr. Patricia says. “Being named a National Blue Ribbon School is external validation of what we’ve known internally and have demonstrated year after year, namely academic excellence, spiritual growth and the practice of justice.”

Beth Tfiloh’s Kesher Virtual Preschool Program: Keeping Students & Families Connected

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Emily ’34 and fellow Kesher Program kids work side by side with classmates in Morah Levey’s Fours class

At the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, things look a little different these days. There are students attending classes in person, while others are learning virtually. Some virtual learners “Zoom in” to the live classroom from home, while others attend an individualized Virtual Academy, in which entire classrooms learn from a BT online teacher through Zoom classes. From PreSchool through High School, there is truly an option for every student that meets the diverse needs of every family, while continuing to nurture the strong connection that each family has to the BT community.

At Beth Tfiloh PreSchool, the in-person classrooms are going about their business with a meaningful addition to their daily routine – the Kesher Program. Kesher kids participate in the live classroom experience through daily Zooms that include all classroom holiday, birthday, and special event celebrations, Kabbalat Shabbat programming, all PreSchool assemblies, and Hebrew language and Judaics three-four times per week. Students and their families are able to stay connected to the school community in a meaningful way by Zooming in throughout the day, so that when they are ready to return, they will already be acclimated to the classroom routines. The Kesher families remain an active part of the PreSchool community despite their physical distance and their experiences thus far have been above and beyond what anyone could have imagined.

Three Baltimore Families: Three School Pandemic Solutions

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Choosing a school for your child is often fraught with agonizing decisions and a sea of choices that are hard to navigate. In the pandemic, the layers of that choice are all the more complex. Each family has multiple options and creative solutions abound.

Below is a sampling of three Baltimore families and the choices that are right for them. As a community, we can celebrate our diverse options and applaud the families- all of whom are raising the future leaders of our Jewish community.

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