Second Quarter grades are now available on the LMS. During advisory period yesterday, students reflected on their first-semester progress and discussed goal-setting for second semester. Advisors will continue these conversations throughout the week.
Join alumnae, parents, and friends for an evening of dinner, live music, dancing, and auction to benefit The Gator Fund, alumnae-sponsored scholarships, and St.Paul's Plus!
There were many fantastic stories at St. Paul's School for Girls this year. As we prepare to welcome 2018, join us in taking a look back at 10 of those stories from 2017.
We at SPSG are thrilled to have been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Baltimore Sun for the second year in a row, advancing from #35 to #15 in the small-sized business category! The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered earlier this year, and we are honored that our faculty and staff shared their positive sentiments about our community.
St. Paul's School for Girls celebrates the holidays with a number of traditions that capture the joy of the season. We invite you to celebrate with our School community throughout December by joining us at any of the following holiday events!
St. Paul's School for Girls Awarded $100,000 E.E. Ford Foundation Grant to Support SPIRITUS Scholars Program
The Edward E. Ford Foundation supports the best independent, secondary schools (grades 9-12) throughout the country, with a particular focus on advancing best practices in teaching and learning.
We would like to recognize and congratulate our All-Conference Fall Athletes!
This fall, 52 Upper School students from SPSG and SP made up the cast and crew of our joint musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, selling out five consecutive performances over the first two weekends of November.
SPSG was thrilled to welcome Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office and SPSG alumna Lisa Smith '02 back to campus. Lisa spoke to Middle School history classes, met with our One Love Club, and spoke to Upper School students who are interested in pursuing a career in Law.
On Wednesday, November 8, SPSG welcomed nearly 75 students from over 16 area schools to our second annual STEAM Career Explorers Event, part of the Maryland STEM Festival. The free event is designed to expose students from grades 4-12 to careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
Congratulations to the three SPSG student athletes who signed their official letters of intent to play Division I athletics in college. These seniors were joined by their parents, teammates, coaches, Athletic Director Erin Howland, and Head of School Penny Evins.
"SPSG struck with lightning-like swiftness near the midway point of the opening period on unassisted back-to-back goals by junior forwards Caroline Pearce and Kerrigan Rogers within just 58 seconds of each other to take a 2-0 lead in what turned out to be a 3-0 triumph over Maryvale Prep in the B final."
Congratulations to our Gators of the Month, Chloe Rottinghaus '21 and Lauren Dockman '24
SPSG Alumnae Sara Kennedy '03 with Sister Oresoa of the Hope for West Africa Foundation Speak to 8th Grade Students
We were thrilled to welcome alumna Sara Kennedy '03 and Sister Oresoa of the Hope for West Africa Foundation to campus! Sara and Sister Oresoa visited 8th graders and brought letters written by students from Anawim House, an orphanage in Nigeria. Our students will use these letters to begin a pen-pal relationship. What a wonderful way to gain global experience and develop an international partnership!
Congratulations to our Gator of the Month, Karenna Laufer '21!
Brought to you by the counselors at SPSG & SP, we will gather periodically to consider a recent article related to parenting, education, or mental and physical health issues affecting children and adolescents today. We hope to stimulate conversation and deepen connections within the community through the shared effort of promoting health and wellness for SPSG/SP students. The first meeting is Wednesday, October 25.
Emma Connor Wesoloski '04 reflects on her time at SPSG and discusses what it means to wear her school ring.
SPSG juniors participated in mock interviews with alumnae for Junior Leadership Day! SPSG is committed to helping our students think for themselves and become confident in their voices and abilities.
As an Episcopal school, SPSG is committed to being an inclusive community grounded in respect for each of its members. Having different faiths and religious beliefs provides us meaningful opportunities to nurture the religious and spiritual formation of students from a variety of religious backgrounds. As Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur draw near, we want to support and affirm our families, as well as faculty and staff as they prepare for religious observances.
SPSG is one of six independent schools in the area who receive scholarship funds from Samuel Ready Scholarships, Inc. whose mission is "to help worthy and intelligent girls who need financial help obtain an education that will fully develop their capabilities". To offer enhanced support academically, socially, and emotionally, SPSG/Samuel Ready Scholar alumnae have been invited to serve as mentors to current recipients of the scholarship. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we welcome Adriene Boone '02, Aja Page Hill '03, and Keyia Jackson Yalcin '02 as our alumnae mentors.
With warmth and enthusiasm, I welcome you to the start of our 2017-18 school year at St. Paul's School for Girls! As we are all connected with the school year calendar, we share the common joys of anticipating a fresh start, continuing our journey as lifelong learners, renewing and building new relationships, and fostering an inclusive and respectful "home away from home" for your daughters.
The Dance Conservatory has been designed for beginning through advanced dancers to identify, nurture, develop, and train the Baltimore community's children in the art of dance. The program offers students the opportunity to foster and enrich their dance education through the development of technical proficiency, artistic growth, and creativity.
We are thrilled to announce that SPSG Trustee Ann Teaff is the winner of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools 2016-2017 Ransome Prize! The Ransome Prize is an annual award presented to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to the Coalition and one of its member schools to further the NCGS purpose to be the "leading advocate for girls' schools, connecting and collaborating globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to educating and empowering girls."
We are proud of these young women and their accomplishments! Of the 64 graduates from the Class of 2017, 75% took an AP course, there were 6,477 hours of community service earned, they received 125 acceptances to different colleges and universities, 72% earned scholarships & honors, there were 12 Cum Laude members, and 16 Sandbox Kids – students who have been with the St. Paul's Schools for 12 or more years.
Each year, SPSG 5th grade theatre students write a one-act play, which they submit to Center Stage's Young Playwrights' Festival (YPF). The YPF competition receives hundreds of submissions from all around the state of Maryland, and The Bad Llamas, written by Sophie Marano '24, was selected as one of 15 honorees! She visited Center Stage for a workshop where she partnered with a playwright mentor to polish her piece, and was honored during the mainstage ceremony on May 2. On June 2, YPF staff and actors from Center Stage visited SPSG to perform a staged reading of her play.