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The Baldwin School

The Baldwin School

A Tradition of Excellence for Girls

The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, is a college preparatory, independent day school, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in education for girls and young women. Each girl is encouraged to develop scholarship, leadership, and citizenship within a supportive community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought and action. We believe that academic excellence begins with the ability to think logically, independently and imaginatively.

Founded in 1888 by Florence Baldwin as a preparatory school for nearby Bryn Mawr College, Baldwin was one of the first schools in the United States to offer young women a challenging academic program. Baldwin's 25 acre campus includes three playing fields, two playgrounds, tennis courts, two gymnasiums, indoor and outdoor pools, and a theater in addition to three classroom buildings. The focal point of the campus is The Residence building, which was designed by the distinguished architect Frank Furness and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Children are naturally curious and genuinely love to explore, discover and experience their surroundings. We provide our students with a creative, nurturing, secure environment that fosters a love for learning that they will carry throughout their lives. In Lower School, we expose our students to a well-rounded, classical education that gives them a foundation in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, art, music and physical education.

In Middle School (grades six through eight) we understand the uncertainties that girls feel during their adolescent years, and we work hard to ensure that, rather than getting lost in the maze, our girls emerge with new-found awareness both in themselves and in others. During these years, we emphasize the understanding of one another and the appreciation of one another’s differences. This philosophy spills over to the classroom where we use cooperative and collaborative teaching strategies.

It is in Upper School (grades nine through 12) where young women truly find their voice. It is here that they dare to look ahead with confidence to the future. Our role lies in helping them think critically, dare intellectually and act responsibly. We offer a strong curriculum, a spectrum of clubs and activities, an opportunity to play 13 different sports and an active advising system. Through challenging work in Advanced Placement and accelerated classes and through equally interesting opportunities in math and writing labs, students are engaged in their own progress. All Baldwin graduates attend college, and over one third of the seniors are recognized by the National Merit Program. One third of Baldwin’s graduates also have gone on to major in math or science in college. This is five times the national average for women.

Baldwin graduates are strong, assertive, independent young women who have worked hard, taken risks questioned, challenged, formed lasting friendships and learned to care about the broader world beyond themselves and beyond Baldwin. They are young women destined to make a difference.

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