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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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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Deadlines Passed For Independent School Enrollment? What do I do now?

You are thinking of looking at independent schools for your children. You search online, and after an hour, you’ve learned that there are tons of amazing choices and that you have missed all the deadlines. Seriously – this isn’t college,

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Winterim Week Brings School’s Mission Alive, Relieves Seasonal Blues

Last week, instead of following the regular class schedule, students and teachers in grades 5-8 participated in what’s known as the annual “Winterim” week. Each year during the Winterim week, Middle School teachers plan, schedule, and organize a series of

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5 Questions To Ask At An Information Session

If you are considering independent school for your child, the time to be looking is now.  With so many choices for Kindergarten in Baltimore, it can be dizzying.  Having a few decades of experience and three very different children, I can

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Community Garden Nurtures Bodies and Fosters Education

Located in the courtyard at the center of the Lower School building, the St. Paul’s Community Garden was created by our community, for the community. Conceived in the fall of 2015, faculty, staff, and students have worked this past spring

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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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Five Things to Look For in a Summer Camp

Summer is just around the corner, and whether your child is a first time camper or a camping veteran, there are many factors to consider before enrolling him/her into summer camp. Here are five things to think about when choosing

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