Going for the Hands-on Learning WIN for Notre Dame Prep Students

NDP Win program
NDP Senior Darby Brandenburg published a scientific article through her WIN experience

It’s college application season, and Darby Brandenburg, a senior at Notre Dame Preparatory School (NDP), is juggling a lot of decisions. She wants to study engineering at any of the several colleges and universities on her well-researched list.

The Afro, Morgan State team up on new poll series focused on black Marylanders

The Afro-American Newspapers building on N. Charles Street. Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr.

Two of Baltimore’s venerable black institutions, The Afro newspaper and Morgan State University, are linking up for a series of polls covering African-Americans’ opinions across Maryland, with an eye toward going national further down the line.

Goucher College president José Bowen to step down in June 2019

Outgoing Goucher College president José Bowen. Photo courtesy of Goucher College.

After four years at the helm of Goucher College in Towson, José Bowen announced today in an email to the campus community and alumni that he’s stepping down after the current academic year.

St. James Academy Head Charlotte Riggs Leads with Empathy and Compassion

St. James Academy
Ms. Riggs welcomes students on the first day of school with her fairy wings.

Monkton, Md. – For her first day of school as St. James Academy’s new head of school, Charlotte Riggs made a unique – and strategic – accessory choice. She donned pastel-colored wings, which she wore to greet the 270 PreKindergarten through 8th-grade boys and girls, their parents, and the faculty and staff at St. James Academy (SJA), an independent school in Monkton.

Whittle School & Studios – An Option for Baltimore Families


Whittle School & StudiosWhile almost every aspect of modern life has radically changed in the last century, schools have remained largely the same. In this innovation age, our future leaders need to have a modern approach to education. 

That’s what Chris Whittle set off to change. Whittle has a vision to reimagine education so that it prepares children for a fundamentally different world.

Cambridge School buys former Charles Street church for its new campus

Courtesy of MacKenzie Commercial

When the leaders of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church disclosed a year ago that the church would merge with another congregation and sell its buildings on Charles Street, area residents were understandably concerned about what would happen to the property.

Would the church be torn down to make way for a housing subdivision? Offices? Or even sadder, a gas station and convenience store?

Is your senior struggling with the college essay?


Save Your Relationship; Leave it to the Pros

College Essay
credit: The Journal

As if today’s rising high school seniors don’t face enough pressure—about where they’ll apply to college, if they’ll get in, whether they’re making the right choice—there’s the looming hurdle of the college application itself. Sure, high school college counselors likely advised rising seniors to grind it out during the summer months. And if you have a child who actually followed this sage advice, congratulations. You’re in the minority.

Event: Learn About the Whittle School & Studios, October 17 at Baltimore Country Club


Whittle School Baltimore Event

Whittle School & Studios is holding a parent information and Q&A event in Baltimore on Wednesday, October 17 at Baltimore Country Club, 4712 Club Road at 6 p.m. Meet members of Whittle School & Studios leadership team and learn about the school’s innovative residential life programs that will launch in 2019 in Washington, D.C. and Shenzhen, China.

Morgan State’s marching band picked to play 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Photo courtesy of Morgan State University

As if the fanfare of homecoming wasn’t exciting enough, Morgan State University dropped some big news over the weekend with the announcement that its 150-member Magnificent Marching Machine will be playing in next year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.