Schools

Influencers: Grace Preschool

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Tami James, Director | Grace Preschool  

Tami James assumes the role of Grace Preschool‘s Director, following in the footsteps of her predecessor of 32 years. Tami brings a wealth of experience as a first grade teacher since 2007 and, most recently, Gilman School’s Director of Early Childhood of Education. This, in addition to raising four elementary school-aged children, makes her uniquely qualified for her new role.

Influencers: Glenelg Country School

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Sheena Jordan, Diversity Coordinator | Glenelg Country School  

Sheena Jordan, the Diversity Coordinator at Glenelg Country School, brings a strong personal background in other cultures to her role. After receiving her BA from James Madison University in Spanish with a minor in African-American studies, Jordan earned her Master of Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Intercultural Communication. In 2019, she completed her post-baccalaureate certification in educational leadership and school administration at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

Influencers: Friends School of Baltimore

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Sarah Meteyer, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion |
Friends School of Baltimore  

Sarah Meteyer, Friends School of Baltimore’s newly appointed Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), is no stranger to the school. As a 2008 alum, Sarah has worn many hats on campus since graduating. She has worked closely with the Director of Diversity and the Admissions Office, as well as served as a leader with the National Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project and as a Curriculum Committee Member and Affinity Group Captain for the National Association of Independent Schools’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference. These experiences make her uniquely qualified for and passionate about her new role.

Learning Outdoors at Roland Park Country School

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Long before this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the students at Roland Park Country School could be found outside for class. In the early 20th century, RPCS had open air classrooms, requiring students to come to school equipped with blankets, sweaters and felt boots. In fact, during the 1932-1933 school year, RPCS had the best health record of all schools in Baltimore, with no confirmed cases of infectious disease, which was attributed to the 60 degree classrooms.

As different as things are today, the emphasis on learning outside, particularly in the Lower School, is stronger than ever. For years, the school’s curriculum has focused on interdisciplinary lessons beyond the classroom walls that encourage problem solving and risk taking. Learning outdoors also empowers students to make healthy choices in their daily lives, helps them understand how humans interact with their environment and lets them discover how to become stewards of – and eventually leaders in – their communities.

Influencers: Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

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Chris Post, Headmaster | Boys’ Latin School of Maryland  

Chris Post is in his 13th year as headmaster of the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. A career educator, he began his professional journey at Boys’ Latin, where he served as an intern during his final year of undergraduate studies. Having worked in boys’ schools for more than 25 years, Chris believes that “the education of boys – and the formation of young men – has never been more important than it is today.” He augments his role by serving as Secretary of the Board for the International Boys’ School Coalition (IBSC), the global leader for boys and boys’ education, and on the Board of Trustees for both the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and Baltimore Education Scholarship Trust (BEST).

Upcoming Virtual Events with Garrison Forest

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Though the Garrison Forest School campus is open for students, visitors are currently not able to experience the 110-acre campus in person. Please join Garrison Forest virtually to learn more about the schools and programs!

Program Spotlight: The Waldorf School of Baltimore

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OUTDOOR LEARNING 

With the belief that a part of whole-child education should include assisting students to develop and nurture a healthy relationship with the environment, the Waldorf School of Baltimore has maintained a strong focus on immersing children in the outdoors.

Firmly planted in Baltimore City, the campus offers an eco-friendly oasis complete with nature trails, outdoor learning spaces and a certified wildlife habitat. Lower school students are encouraged to take a deep dive into the outdoors through the nature studies program. In the middle school, students expand their understanding of sustainability and ecoliteracy, with the goal of empowering students with the knowledge, confidence, and ethical foundation to meet the challenges they will face in modern society with depth, imagination, and purpose.

Under Armour becomes official outfitter of Morgan State as part of five-year deal

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Under Armour is now the official apparel outfitter of Morgan State University’s athletic department and teams after the two entities signed a five-year agreement, Morgan State announced today. Image courtesy of Morgan State University.

Under Armour is now the official apparel outfitter of Morgan State University’s athletic department and teams, the university announced today.

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.

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