Intentional Learning in Beth Tfiloh’s Lower School


Beth Tfiloh Lower School teachers unlock their students’ potential through an intentional academic approach. Photo by David Stuck.

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community Lower School students benefit from a tailored learning experience that identifies each student’s areas of strength and provides support for their areas of growth. With a team of seven learning specialists providing both support and enrichment, an innovation center, integrated 1:1 technology, reading for both Hebrew and English that are rooted in the research around the science of reading, and fluid skill-based groupings that reflect the needs of student, the Lower School learning experience is intentional in its approach to meeting their students’ needs.

School Spirit 2021: Glenelg Country School



Ninth grader CECELIA and twelfth grader JOSEF have long called Glenelg Country School (GCS) home, sharing an experience in the upper school with their siblings and working on campus at the school’s Summer in the Country summer camp. Josef, a GCS “lifer,” has been a student at the school since kindergarten and feels it has prepared him to follow an ROTC path after graduation. Cecilia looks forward to the opportunities she will have the next four years of high school.

School Spirit 2021: Garrison Forest School



TY’SHEA and CATHERINE, seniors at Garrison Forest, call themselves “partners in crime” when describing their roles as President and Vice-President of Forum, the school’s student government.  They have already begun rallying school spirit and support from their classmates and look forward to a great year.  Ty’Shea balances this responsibility with dance, basketball, Black Student Alliance and Students for Diversity Council.  Catherine, who came to GFS in the ninth grade, also heads Model U.N., participates in One Love and plays three varsity sports.

School Spirit 2021: The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland



Boys’ Latin seniors KADEN and PAUL contribute to their school in many ways, on the field, in the classroom, and through their community engagement.  They recognize that their school is a place that encourages them to do all of these things and more.  Here, they reflect on their experience at Boys’ Latin.

School Spirit 2021: Bryn Mawr, Gilman and Roland Park Country Schools



Students at Bryn Mawr, Gilman and Roland Park Country Schools share more than just classes. In addition to a robust coordinate program that allows boys and girls at all three institutions to select courses on neighboring campuses, upper schoolers share friendships, camaraderie, ideas and interests. Seniors Shreya, Wesley and Emma say this is what they most appreciate about being on campus – the relationships they have forged and the school traditions they enjoy.  These school leaders look forward to an exciting and engaging senior year with their respective tri-school peers.

The School of the Cathedral is Opening a Brand-New Preschool Program! Private Catholic School for the 2022-2023 School Year


The School of the Cathedral announced today a new Pre-K 4 program, Junior Kindergarten Colts, for the 2022-2023 school year. Junior Kindergarten Pre-K 4 is a robust full-day preschool program, designed to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years in a safe, caring, Catholic-learning environment.

“We are so excited to launch this new initiative,” says Dr. Wright, 6-year Principal at School of the Cathedral. “This Pre-K 4 program will help fulfill our school mission to prepare students for the future by delivering an innovative education, challenge them to be creative problem-solvers and to live a life in Christ. By enrolling in preschool at Cathedral students will be better prepared for the rigors of our K-8 curriculum.”

Influencers 2021: The St. Paul’s Schools


John Hendricks, Deans of the Arts | The St. Paul’s Schools

John Hendricks has served as Dean of the Arts at The St. Paul’s Schools since 2014, leading the 20 faculty and staff in the Visual and Performing Arts Department and cultivating opportunities for outreach in the region and nationally. Currently, he serves on the board of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Prior to joining St. Paul’s, he was the Music Department Chair and a choral music educator at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, Ca., and President of the Southern California Vocal Association. As a professional vocalist, he recorded for Neil Diamond, “The Tonight Show,” NBC, Dream Theater, members of Guns N’ Roses, and others. Hendricks holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University and Master’s degree from the University of Miami and is currently completing graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

Peek into The Park School of Baltimore – A *Virtual* Fall Admission Event


Peek into The Park School of Baltimore –  A *Virtual* Fall Admission Event

At these Zoom events, speak directly to a principal and learn about our educational philosophy, mission, student-centered programming, inspired and inspiring faculty, and how, at Park, excellence is the natural outcome. Zoom information will be shared in advance of the event.

Influencers 2021: School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen


Peyton Courtney, 3rd Grade Teacher | School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

Third grade teacher Peyton Courtney has been teaching at The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for three years. For Ms. Courtney, as her students affectionately call her, teaching was a natural fit. Coming from a family of educators, she began her career right after her graduation from St. Mary’s College. 

Influencers 2021: Mercy High School


Kathryn Adelsberger, Principal | Mercy High School

This fall, Mercy High School welcomes a new principal, Kathryn Adelsberger, to the helm. Adelsberger shares her career path and why she ultimately chose to step into this exciting new role at Mercy. 

Influencers 2021: McDonogh School


Michael Green, LCSW-C, Director of Upper School Counseling | McDonogh School

Michael Green, LCSW-C, Director of Upper School Counseling at McDonogh School, has a wealth of knowledge in school mental health and counseling services. Prior to joining the McDonogh family in 2018, Michael was a mental health clinician and Program Director with the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program. He provided 16 years of direct mental health care and administrative leadership to students and families within schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. This professional experience allows him unique insight into setting up efficient and effective systems of support within schools. 

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.