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School Spirit 2021: Waldorf School

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THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE 

Siblings KHARY and KAITLYN have thrived at the Waldorf School of Baltimore (WSB) where learning is made meaningful through imagination and deeper engagement. The sixth and third graders have embraced all aspects of the curriculum and feel most at home in the school’s extensive outdoor space where they can share a book, sketch nature and enjoy being together. As the school enters a growth phase, outdoor classrooms will be more available, especially with the addition of a Forest Kindergarten dedicated to outdoor learning.

School Spirit 2021: The St. Paul’s Schools

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THE ST. PAUL’S SCHOOLS 

At The St. Paul’s Schools, students in all divisions share the vast campus, long-standing traditions, and innovative programs. St. Paul’s School for Girls senior ASHANTI and St. Paul’s School for Boys senior KEAGAN reflect on their experience and appreciate all of the opportunities that await lower schooler OLIVIA.

School Spirit 2021: St. James Academy

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ST. JAMES ACADEMY  

At St. James Academy (SJA), students explore interests and opportunities that help them develop into curious lifelong learners. Seventh grader CLAIRE and fifth grader ANDREW have found opportunities for leadership, creativity and academic engagement.  Here they reflect on what makes their school so special and what they most appreciate about their day-to-day SJA experience on the vibrant, expansive campus.

School Spirit 2021: Mercy High School

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MERCY HIGH SCHOOL 

Poised to complete their Mercy education, seniors ARRYN and EMMA have contributed to nearly every aspect of their school through their work in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the theater, and on the debate stage. They share their experience at the entrance to the Sisters of Mercy Field, the only Catholic girls’ school field in the area with stadium lights and a digital video scoreboard, which also served as an outdoor gathering place for the entire school when the girls returned from COVID.

School Spirit 2021: McDonogh School

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MCDONOGH SCHOOL 

In each division at McDonogh, students find joy in learning, discovering passions and contributing to school life. Twelfth grader SYDNEY, eighth grader DUNCAN, and second grader LEAH talk about the opportunities they have embraced, the meaningful connections they have forged with their teachers, and their favorite spots on campus.

School Spirit 2021: Glenelg Country School

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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

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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

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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

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THE BRYN MAWR SCHOOL, GILMAN SCHOOL
AND ROLAND PARK COUNTRY SCHOOL

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.

School Spirit: Waldorf School of Baltimore

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WALDORF SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE 

HESHY, a fourth grader at the Waldorf School, is always willing to lend a helping hand around campus. He especially enjoys caring for the community chickens and exploring the outdoors surrounding his school.

Which two adjectives best describe your school?

Fun and exciting. Waldorf is fun because we do a lot of different activities and not just sit behind a desk. There are also a lot of different fun classes and electives like library, woodworking and nature studies. It’s exciting to have festivals and special events both in class and together with the whole school.

What is the greatest lesson from your school you will take away with you?

Always try and put in your best effort.

School Spirit: The St. Paul’s Schools

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THE ST. PAUL’S SCHOOLS

Senior AIDAN believes he has “truly taken advantage of everything St. Paul’s has to offer” in his nine years at the school. As a theatre student, a member of the varsity golf team, the head of the SP photo and video club, a pianist, travel enthusiast, and aspiring filmmaker, he feels St. Paul’s has helped cultivate and support his many talents and interests.

Which two adjectives best describe your school? 

Diverse and inclusive. We have so many different groups of people who are in our community, and yet every group is compatible with one another. Half of the kids in choir are on the varsity lacrosse team. The dance company Inertia has several boys in it. Many students taking high level classes are also heavily involved in extracurriculars. One quote that I will never forget from the middle school is this, “You are part of something bigger than yourself.” This togetherness, this sense of brother and sisterhood, is what makes me excited and happy to be a part of St. Paul’s.

School Spirit: Mercy High School

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MERCY HIGH SCHOOL

Mercy High School senior, LEANDRA, has been a school leader on and off the field. A soccer player, track runner, and cheerleader, Leandra has also served as class president during her sophomore and junior years. She shares her gratitude for her school.

What makes you feel proud to be a student at your school?

I know that this institution represents important values like compassion, hope and service–qualities known of all Mercy girls. I feel extremely proud when people say, “Oh, you are a Mercy girl!” because I know they immediately associate me as a person that lives and emulates the strong values of Mercy.

What is the greatest lesson from your school you will take away with you?

The greatest lesson from my school that I will take away is that you have to go out into the world and spread love. When you see that the world is full of poverty, sickness and disparity, you have to be that change you wish to see.

School Spirit: McDonogh School

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MCDONOGH SCHOOL

KIBIR, a junior at McDonogh, has immersed herself in the life of the upper school as a violinist in the strings orchestra, a participant in the school plays, and a member of the Comic Book Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  She reflects on what makes her school so special, including Roots Farm, where she enjoys spending time.

Which two adjectives best describe your school?

One word would be supportive. I can’t count how many times teachers and administrators have reminded us that we can always reach out to them if we need any support either academically or personally.  The second word is hardworking. This describes both the faculty and the students. The teachers use different teaching strategies and ask us for feedback so they can make sure that we are all learning fully. When it comes to the students, I believe that every one of us has at least one thing that we are passionate about in school that we work hard to grow in.

School Spirit: Garrison Forest School

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GARRISON FOREST SCHOOL 

The call to “Be Spirited” is at the heart of Garrison Forest School’s mission and represents one of its five core values. Embodying this are the student leaders who rally the girls in their division to not only showcase their spirit but to compete in team events, from games to service projects. Garrison’s spirit captains, MINARAYAHLIVYMOLLY and LUCY, lead the school’s two teams, the Light Blues and the Dark Blues. Students, faculty and staff are sorted in a school-wide celebration, often to loud cheers, colorful outfits, and resounding spirit. Each captain tells how Garrison Forest has instilled her to “be spirited.”

School Spirit: Boys’ Latin

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THE BOYS’ LATIN SCHOOL OF MARYLAND

Boys’ Latin LakerJONATHAN, will serve as the school’s student body president during his senior year. He brings to this role involvement in theater, Diversity Club and Black Awareness Club as well as a great appreciation for his school and a commitment to diversity.

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