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Program Spotlight 2021: The Waldorf School of Baltimore



The Waldorf School of Baltimore believes part of whole-child education includes helping students develop and nurture a healthy relationship with the environment.

After navigating a year of outdoor learning in the midst of a global pandemic, the school expanded its program by adding an additional kindergarten class. The newly added Forest Kindergarten class is being held from a new outdoor learning space that includes a hillside amphitheater, outdoor tools, swings, hammocks and a mud kitchen – all tucked away into the woods filled with trees and wildlife.

Program Spotlight 2021: St. John’s Parish Day School



St. John’s Parish Day School (SJPDS) prioritizes developing the social-emotional well-being and skills of their students by integrating Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into their daily curriculum and programs. This teaching approach helps children recognize, understand, and manage their emotions and stress. It also nurtures children’s abilities to recognize the emotions of others, develop empathy, and build healthy relationships and interpersonal skills.

Program Spotlight 2021: Jemicy School



Paragraphology™ is Jemicy School’s comprehensive, scaffolded, multisensory approach to writing and note-taking that provides students with concrete tools to become more confident, independent writers. The process, which is easily utilized by children, teens, college students, and adults, decreases frustration and promotes a new pathway to success.

Program Spotlight 2021: The Highlands School



Students at The Highlands School are bright and creative children with dyslexia, ADHD, and other language-based learning differences. Since 1996, The Highlands School has grown to include kindergarten through 12th grade in full-day and homeschool extension programs. The school also offers the Tutoring and Mind Jump Summer Academic Program, allowing the school to help students from other institutes as well.

Program Spotlight 2021: Grace United Methodist Preschool



Kindergarten at Grace Preschool is pretty special! It provides a year of growth, maturity, and development before children enter an independent school setting or local public school. This small, intimate program offers individual attention and personalized learning; it promotes confidence and a love of learning while strengthening classroom skills and early academics. A perfect balance of academic instruction and learning through play is what makes this program unique.

Grace Preschool recognizes that language arts in kindergarten is quite important. The program offers a balanced literacy approach that meets learners where they are. Visual, kinesthetic, auditory, and visual teaching strategies are incorporated into each lesson, and teachers use multi-sensory techniques to teach letter sounds and symbols.

Program Spotlight 2021: Glenelg Country School



As a college preparatory institute, Glenelg Country School engages students in learning opportunities that shape their minds for higher education. In the upper school, students experience a variety of courses in humanities, science, math, world languages, civic leadership, and more. The stimulating academic curriculum keeps students motivated and engaged toward their collegiate goals.

The school’s Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to pursue their passions, further develop skills, and graduate with distinction in one of five interdisciplinary areas of study: aesthetics and culture, convergent science, entrepreneurship, global leadership, or technology, engineering, and design. Students apply to the program and graduate with distinction.

Program Spotlight 2021: Garrison Forest School



Through a partnership with The Johns Hopkins University, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program at Garrison Forest School allows juniors and seniors to gain real world experience in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. WISE is much more than working on world-class research projects. It brings students out of the classroom and into the lab, providing an opportunity to dive into passions for STEM and experience working in a real lab as a real contributor.

Program Spotlight 2021: Friends School of Baltimore



In recent times, there has been heightened national interest around topics like “civil discourse” and “polarization” but very few public models for how people can thoughtfully engage in conversations on difficult topics. This is one reason why Friends School of Baltimore launched the Institute for Public Involvement and Responsible Dialogue or INSPIRED. INSPIRED is one of the school’s signature programs and offers students a wide range of experiences to help them navigate complex conversations, engage meaningfully with their peers, and build long-lasting collaborations. Some of these experiences include restorative justice training, off-campus partnerships with organizations like the McKim Center of Baltimore City, and a speaker series.

Program Spotlight 2021: The Catholic High School of Baltimore



The Catholic High School of Baltimore’s four-year STEM Program with concentrations in engineering and biomedical science inspires future generations of young women to pursue careers in areas needed for the continued growth of the nation and in job fields historically unavailable to them.

Knowledge learned in STEM disciplines and the acquisition of advanced skills through hands-on, project-based methods of inquiry propel Catholic High students to succeed in colleges, universities and jobs of their choice. In addition to courses taught in the state-of-the-art Joanne Liberatore Kramer Engineering Room and Engineering Lab and the Jesse James Hinson Clinical Simulation Lab, Catholic High STEM students also learn outside of the classroom by participating in opportunities such as the National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program, Floating Doctors international trips, remote live surgery streams and Sea Perch and VEX Robotics competitions.

Program Spotlight 2021: The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland



The Williams Scholars Program at Boys’ Latin recognizes tenth and eleventh grade students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements and a proven commitment to the life of the school. The program is designed to be both challenging and inclusive, rewarding students for scholarly excellence and their service to the community.

Modeled after similar programs at the collegiate level, the Williams Scholars Program provides students with exceptional learning opportunities throughout the school year and over the summer months. Williams Scholars enjoy access to luncheons with guest speakers and enrichment funds for summer academic programs. Each year, Williams Scholars use their funding for a wide variety of intellectual and educational pursuits. Students have attended programs in robotics, sports industry management, psychology, public speaking, and everything in between, providing them with real-world learning opportunities as well as preparing them for college and beyond.

Program Spotlight 2021: Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School



Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s expanding 21st century learning goals are transforming students’ learning experiences and positioning them for success beyond their school years. BT’s school-wide integrated STEM initiative shifts students from knowledge consumers to producers through cooperative, creative, interdisciplinary learning and exploration.

Lower school students and teachers will invent, experiment, design, and discover together in the newly relaunched Innovation Lab, using design thinking and a variety of tools and materials. Students can enhance classroom learning and access online research resources in the adjacent Russel Family Library and Media Center.

Program Spotlight 2021: Baltimore Lab School



Baltimore Lab School (BLS) provides an exceptional, college-preparatory education for bright students in grades 1-12 with language-based learning differences and/or ADHD. BLS’s innovative, arts-integrated curriculum is experiential and multidisciplinary, specifically designed to help young learners overcome challenges with reading, writing, math, and executive functioning while preparing students for a rewarding range of college and career choices. In addition to mastering core academics, BLS students explore the visual and performing arts, engage in outdoor education, and participate in team-building athletics.

Program Spotlight: The Waldorf School of Baltimore



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.

Program Spotlight: St. John’s Parish Day School



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.

Program Spotlight: Oldfields School



The opportunity to learn and grow extends far beyond the classroom at Oldfields School. Offering beautiful surroundings, genuine friendships, and boundless futures, the Day Student Program offers the best of both worlds.

Making up 20-25 percent of enrollment, day students experience all the benefits that boarding school offers while staying close to home. They are fully integrated, whether enjoying breakfast, attending study hall or participating in weekend gatherings. With 18 percent international enrollment, students gain a global perspective, allowing them to see the world in new ways. Additionally, over half of the faculty live on campus, making guidance from trusted teachers readily available. This 24/7 aspect allows students to truly know teachers and classmates, leading them to knowing themselves better. Moments like these are magical, and happen frequently at Oldfields. The result is education with a deeper level of personal connection that opens doors (and minds) to opportunities for discovery.