Taking the Anxiety Out of School Testing

When our youngest was just five years old, we moved from Washington to the suburbs. A husband, three children, a dog, and a full-time job. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, it was the school search that nearly did

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When It Comes to Picking a School, Parents Need to do the Homework

Homework in the summer? When it comes to finding a school for your child, that’s the best time to start. Getting started on your school search means parents sitting down with pencil and paper to come up with a thoughtful

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How to Defeat the Summer Slide

The arrival of the summer brings with it infinite possibilities. The school year is over, homework obligations have ended, and the strict regimentation of school life recedes. For our children the summer months often feature unstructured play with friends, time

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Three Predictors of Kindergarten Readiness

After a particularly difficult phone call, where I had to explain to lovely parents that their bright son is not ready for kindergarten, I need a little therapy, so I spend an hour in kindergarten. I am reminded that typical

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Ten Steps to Choosing a Kindergarten

What I love about Baltimore is that your high school is more important than your college. The question, “Where did you go to school?” is not about ivy league universities, but names equally powerful – the cadre of independent Baltimore

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Reading Aloud Provides The Foundation for Success

Reading aloud to and with children is widely recognized as one of the most important activities for learning and language development. It builds memory, motivation, and curiosity as well as stimulating language. With more than 20 years experience teaching in

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St. Pauls School Blog

St. Paul’s School is excited to launch a blog as another means of communication with our parents and the community at large. On our blog you will read a articles from a variety of authors on a wealth of topics

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