THE BRYN MAWR SCHOOL, GILMAN SCHOOL AND ROLAND PARK COUNTRY SCHOOL
The Bryn Mawr School, Gilman School and Roland Park Country School share more than two bridges that physically connect their campuses. Often referred to collectively as the Tri-School, each individual school offers coordinated classes during the upper school years, providing students access to broader course selection and perspectives. The students appreciate this opportunity, while remaining committed to thriving within their respective single-sex communities. Here, student leaders Ben (GS), Grace (RPCS), and Olivia (BMS) provide some insight into what they treasure most about their schools.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL PROUD TO BE A STUDENT AT YOUR SCHOOL?
GRACE (RPCS): I am proud to be part of RPCS for our empowerment and supportive nature. RPCS is an uplifting community that healthily motivates each other to go above and beyond in all aspects. I know that peers and faculty members have others’ best interests at heart, leading to a genuine sense of joy in our halls.
OLIVIA (BMS): I feel proud to be a part of a tight-knit community. Bryn Mawr has a very welcoming community and I am proud that I cannot only help lead this community, but help carry on the camaraderie here at Bryn Mawr.
BEN (GS): I am incredibly proud to be a Gilman student because it lives up to its reputation of being more than a school. Gilman offers a brotherhood between academics, athletics, arts, and community that I could not imagine being replicated anywhere else. Countless incredibly talented faculty and students make Gilman an incredible environment.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE ON CAMPUS?
GRACE (RPCS): The library is by far my favorite place on campus. I spend almost every afternoon starting my homework there. The library has an open space with lots of natural light and comfortable chairs for reading, but my favorite part is the study rooms. Because our curriculum often encourages group work, I enjoy working with classmates there. It is also great to have Ms. Fox, our librarian, as a resource for everything from research projects to book recommendations. And on some days, Lumi, a therapy dog, joins us!
OLIVIA (BMS): My favorite place on campus is the heart of our school, the Student Center. This place is where the majority of the student body comes to grab a snack and chat with friends between classes. This space is the hub for student interaction and you will most likely find me in here all throughout the day.
BEN (GS): My favorite spot on campus has to be Brown Field. From running around in Lower School P.E. to varsity football games against our rivals, Brown Field holds both current and sentimental value to me.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU WILL TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR SCHOOL EXPERIENCE?
GRACE (RPCS): RPCS has taught me that my passions and dreams are not confined. I have loved the RPCS Gore Leadership Institute where I have taken classes on citizenship, researched organizations to give back to in our local community and been inspired by my classmates’ innovations.
OLIVIA (BMS): Aside from teaching us about having resilience and integrity, Bryn Mawr has taught me to be self-advocating even as a minority in this community. This institution has given me the resources and outlets to make my voice heard among my peers, along with giving me the courage to speak up against injustice and prejudice.
BEN (GS): Make the most out of your experience by trying everything. It does not matter if you’ve never played a sport, been in a club, or hung out with that different group of friends. There are limitless opportunities at Gilman, so get out of your comfort zone and seize every moment.