What Happens When You Let Elementary Students PLAY in the Art Room

A couple of years ago, I recognized a growing trend in my fourth graders.  We had spent all their Lower School years learning the basics of art, and now it was time for them to experiment and be true artists! 

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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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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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Point. Cover Point. First Defense. Second Defense. Out Home. In Home.

The lacrosse positions played by Crusaders in the spring of 1933, the first time they took on the Lakers of Boys’ Latin (the Lakers, then known in the newspapers as the Latinists, won that first game, but after another BL

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When Your Neighborhood School Stops Working

When the fall weather comes, and the Admissions Season starts to gear up, I know I will get a few calls from parents who are not interested in the upcoming school year, but who want to move their child to

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Why I’m Excited for Camp This Summer – and why you should be too!

With summer camp right around the corner, I asked Lead Counselor Emily Fishel to share with us why she’s excited about another fun summer at St. Paul’s. Spring is here, which means that we are getting that much closer to Summer

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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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Enhancing Hands-On Learning and Technology

Middle School Science Teacher Casey Kleiman

To Middle School Science Teacher Casey Kleiman, teaching is about reliving discovery through the eyes of his students and sharing in their passion. “It’s about showing them that you can enjoy learning.” Kleiman won the Nellie Hilleary Carter and Judge

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