The surprising affordability of private school

Think you can’t afford private school? You’d be surprised. Financial aid puts tuition in reach for middle class families. It feels like almost every Baltimore family considers private education for their children at some point. But for too many, that

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Already Look at Elementary Schools for Your Toddler? You’re Not Alone.

Working with young families looking at independent schools, I can say without hesitation that I truly love my job. Here’s one thing that gets me excited: parents with babies and toddlers who call to ask when they should start the

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Preparing Your Child for an Independent School Admissions Visit

The Visit: Applicants to Kindergarten, Pre-First and First grades visit prospective schools for a morning to meet new friends, play games, and generally give school a try.  These youngest applicants will also take a test, but before you conjure up

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What Kids Learn From Digging in the Dirt

When this teacher of twenty years, with a Masters in reading and a concentration in language arts was asked to transition from first grade homeroom teacher to special area science teacher, I’ll admit, I paused. How was I going to

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A Quick Guide for the First Day of Kindergarten

It’s August.  Congratulate yourself – the big decisions are over with and you’re almost there.  You spent a lot of time choosing a good school, and you’ve made the most of your summer by reading to, counting with, and enjoying

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The Lessons of Service

What is it about summer service learning trips that make them so special? What could encapsulate the richness of these experiences? Maybe it’s that moment when the headmaster of our school is helping a student grill burgers for former inmates

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Parent, 3 Steps to Help Your Student Avoid the Summer Slide

As summer arrives, away melt the obligations of homework, strict regimentation of a school schedule and even packing lunches every day. Summer is about unstructured play with friends, swimming, going to camp, visiting the beach, and spending time with extended

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Jacob Warren ’17: St. Paul’s is a Place Where Young Men Thrive and Grow

Jacob Warren is attending United States Military Academy at West Point. While at St. Paul’s he was a member of the Cum Laude Society, Service Learning Honor Society. Service Learning Council, Spanish Honor Society and an athlete. He was the editor of the

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Michael Ward ’17: Experiences and Friends to Cherish for a Lifetime

While as St. Paul’s Michael Ward ’17 was an exemplary student, athlete, singer and actor. Michael was the captain of the varsity basketball team, held the lead role in the musical “Hairspray,” was a member of the Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir,

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