Life Was Really Simple!

Written by Madeleine Marr ’17 for our student newspaper The Hourglass. The Baldwin Residence acts as a constant reminder of our School’s historic past; the School has been educating young women since 1888, and to many it seems as though the atmosphere has stayed the same ever since. However, Sue Howson Pillsbury (Class of 1953) … [Read more…]

Finding the Art in Science

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Written by Dr. Karen Z. Lancaster, Teacher of  Biology and Advanced Molecular and Cellular Biology In March, students in Baldwin’s Advanced Topics (AT) Biology class had the opportunity to enhance their neuroscience unit through nontraditional mediums, including a neuroscience symposium, guided human brain dissection and a field trip to the Mütter Museum that included a workshop … [Read more…]

Middle School’s ‘Survival Challenge’

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Written by Ryan Barnes, Coordinator of the Middle School DREAM Lab ® and co-organizer of the ‘Baldwin Survival Challenge’. Last year, the Middle School introduced a brand new experience, known simply as “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” It was an opportunity for our girls to experience new things, and learn outside of their academic classrooms, all … [Read more…]

Introducing the Lower School First Lego League

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This week is Computer Science Education Week. Millions of students in schools around the world will participate in Hour of Code activities this week. Our Lower School students will be coding this week as well, but for Baldwin girls this is nothing new. In fact, already this year, Lower School girls have cumulatively logged more … [Read more…]

Global Learning-More than Just Checking a Box

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain Representing the Baldwin School, Kelly Schonour, Assistant Lower School Director, and Cindy … [Read more…]

Reed Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

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Written by Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Laura Blankenship Baldwin provides a wide range of support for faculty professional development, from providing funding for a single-day workshop to an extended trip. We reserve a few special awards that are more substantial and allow our faculty to immerse themselves more fully in professional development. The Reed … [Read more…]

What We Did Over the Summer

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Written by Dr. Laura Blankenship, Dean of Academic Affairs When I was in school, we often had to write a “What I Did Over the Summer” essay during the first few days of school. I’m sure many of us did, and I’m sure many of us filled the page with descriptions of leisurely activities like … [Read more…]