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Considering a Private School Education for Your Child?


If you’re exploring local private schools, consider attending an upcoming virtual information session with Garrison Forest School! Located on 110 acres in Owings Mills, Md., with bus transportation available to Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Meadowood and near Roland Avenue, Garrison Forest offers a co-ed Pre-K, all-girls K-12, and national and international boarding. Join Garrison Forest School virtually to learn more about the school and programs!

Notre Dame Preparatory School Holds Series of “Lunch and Learn” Talks with Headmistress


Come and meet Notre Dame Preparatory School’s Headmistress, Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D., at a series of “Lunch and Learn” Events scheduled in December. Learn what makes NDP’s Middle and Upper Levels great preparation for high school, college, and beyond:

  • Thursday, December 3 for interested prospective Grade 9 students
  • Thursday, December 10 for interested prospective Grade 9 students
  • Wednesday, December 16 for interested prospective middle school students
  • All “Lunch and Learns” will be held from 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

Pre-registration is required at www.notredameprep.com.

The SEED School – Maryland’s Only Public, College-Prep Boarding School


In the 12 years since the SEED School of Maryland opened its doors in Southwest Baltimore, Maryland’s only public, college-prep boarding school has been providing an outstanding alternative learning environment for underserved students who aspire to achieve high academic opportunities and success.

SEED’s renovated campus, competitive curriculum, dedicated faculty and 24-hour learning environment attracts students from around the state who are motivated to achieve their dream of college acceptance and graduation. Currently 405 students attend SEED, which has a middle and high school.  Eighty percent of the students are first generation college-bound, and 98% of seniors have been accepted to college.

A SEED education provides more than just academics; it offers a means of discovering new talents and exposure to new ideas and experiences. At the top of the list of new experiences this year is the brand new, state-of-the-art InfoArmor Cyber Lab, a main attraction in SEED’s STEM program.

Social-Emotional Learning – More Important Now than Ever


It’s not every day that a teacher gets teary-eyed, but the quiet understanding of the CHIRP at Grace Preschool could turn even the toughest of us into a puddle.

The CHIRP (Courage, Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, and Perseverance) is the underlying theme of the story, The Empty Pot by Demi. This story is fantastic, and many educators around the globe cherish it. The teachers at Grace are doing a tremendous job of incorporating this story, and the themes that go along with it, into social-emotional learning at Grace.

The Kindergartners at Grace read the story with their teacher, and along with discussions of setting, characters, problem and solution, came conversations with a deeper meaning. “I know that I can be responsible when I take care of my things!” “I know that I can persevere when I don’t give up when something is hard.” “I have integrity when I do what is right, even when no one is watching.” “I can do hard things.” All big concepts for little learners.

When asked about the lesson, Kindergarten teacher Robin Tribbe shared, “I was blown away by how well my students received and interpreted the themes of the story! They shared with me stories of how they are responsible, honest, courageous, and strong in their everyday lives. The sweetness of it all brought tears to my eyes. They took what I thought of as a standard reading lesson and turned it into a life lesson.”

Beth Tfiloh Athletes Hit the Big Leagues


Five Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School graduating senior student athletes have signed letters of intent to continue competing in their sport at the collegiate level. The Pre-K-12 Jewish day school has never before sent this number of students from one graduating class to play sports in college.  

“Today is a historic day at Beth Tfiloh as we celebrate an unprecedented event: five accomplished student athletes who are signing letters of intent to play their sport at the college level,” said Dr. Zipora Schorr, Director of Education at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. “At Beth Tfiloh we are proud of our rigorous academic curriculum supported by a rich, competitive athletic program.  It takes a combination of discipline, hard work and persistence to achieve this lofty goal and we wish each of these students and their families a big mazel tov.” 

Stronger Together at The St. Paul’s Schools


At The St. Paul’s Schools, we are stronger together. Life on campus may look different this fall, but the St. Paul’s experience remains the same. Discover what a St. Paul’s education can do for your child. Join our upcoming virtual parent information sessions and student visit days, hosted November through January. For upcoming dates and to register, please visit stpaulsmd.org/visit.

Beyond the Box:
A Park School Roundtable


Beyond the Box: A Park School Roundtable
November 18 • 7-8 p.m.

Hear from Park School faculty members who launched the Beyond the Box project this summer. Using research supported by a curricular grant, their work aims at engendering the most inclusive learning environment, in which all students feel heard, known, and deeply valued. Focused on how all students can thrive, Park teachers continually strive to make space for students to embrace the full range of how they identify, as opposed to feeling compelled to fit into specific boxes.

Bring your questions and thoughts to share at a Q&A portion — we want to hear from you! Zoom information will be shared in advance of the event.

Experience Park!
Lower School Virtual Open House (Pre-K – Grade 5)


Experience Park! Lower School Virtual Open House (Pre-K – Grade 5)
Sunday, November 8 • 2 p.m.

Parents and students are invited to learn about Park’s 100-acre campus and hear more about our unique approach to learning!

Park’s inspired and inspiring faculty members lead these virtual experiences for students and their parents — offering a selection of curricular and co-curricular activities with the opportunity to engage hands and minds. Zoom information will be shared in advance of the event.

Virtual School Fair with AIMS – 11/10-11/12


AIMS schools from various regions of Maryland and DC will be available to meet with prospective families to answer questions about the admissions process, scholarship and financial aid, the mission and culture that is unique to each independent school and your next steps in joining the AIMS school community! 

Each day of the fair will be devoted to schools located in various geographic regions of MD and DC. Please see the list of schools that will be available on each night of the program (as not ALL AIMS schools are participating in the fair). 

The event will start at 4:00 pm and is scheduled to run until 6:00 pm. It will start with a welcome from Peter Baily, Executive Director of AIMS and a parent-to-parent message on the value of an independent school to your children and your family!

Learning Outdoors at Roland Park Country School


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.