Beyond the Classroom
The Middle School is dedicated to building and sustaining a community that reflects the varied interests of each student.
Baldwin Middle School girls participate in a unique, creative and exciting three-day learning experience each spring, allowing for total immersion in a subject of their choosing. From trips to Philadelphia, workshops involving museums, art studios, animation, restaurants, political offices and pastry-making, and seminars that feature local alumnae, there's something for everyone and an opportunity to do something different each year. Click here for the full listing of Mini Week options.
The goal of Middle School Advising is to help girls learn to be organized, self-advocating, responsible students. In addition, advising time is an opportunity to foster new relationships with peers and discuss issues relevant to middle school life.
Each girl is placed in a small group of her peers and assigned to a faculty advisor who serves as her advocate throughout the school year. Girls meet twice a week during Community Time to discuss organization, study skills, relationship skills and community-building opportunities with their advisor.
Girls learn and practice how to create realistic goals, and understand the steps needed to achieve them. Through small group discussion and thoughtful sharing of experiences, our goal is to help your daughter challenge herself, develop a solid foundation or executive functioning skills and be resilient in the face of academic and interpersonal challenges.
Tunic Wars: The Baldwin School welcomes Middle School students from The Haverford School every fall to participate in Tunic Wars, a beloved tradition of more than 25 years. The students enjoy friendly games of field hockey, tennis, soccer and volleyball. The boys all wear Baldwin tunics while playing field hockey.
Class Trips: All Middle School students participate in Class Trips in September, which include two-day excursions throughout the region. Grade 6 enjoys day trips to the New Jersey Aquarium, a climbing-wall adventure and the Franklin Institute. Grade 7 participates in an overnight camping trip, and Grade 8 journeys to Williamsburg, VA.
Grade 6's Annual Game Night is held at The Haverford School and involves students from The Baldwin School, The Haverford School and Agnes Irwin School.
Grade 7 Leadership Retreat: In an effort to foster leadership in Grade 8, the 7s spend a full day exploring what it means to be a leader, types of leadership, and strategies to promote positive group dynamics as a class and as a school during this one-day retreat.
Grade 7 and 8 Dance is held in October and raises money for the Middle School yearbook. Students from regional schools are invited.
Grade 8 Spring Fling: an event where the students invite friends from other schools to Baldwin for a semi-formal dance held in the Residence.
Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony is held every June on the same day as Commencement. Student leaders discuss significant events of the year, a class video is shown and awards are announced for the Ruth Fiesel '38 winner and Contribution to the Life of the School. This ceremony marks the transition from Middle School to Upper School.
Clubs offer students the opportunity for students to explore a topic in depth, relax, learn something new, express themselves creatively or work on a community service project. Some of our recent club choices include: Investment Club,Yoga, Yearbook, Model UN, Creative Photography, Quilting Club, Newspaper, Chess, Performance Drama Club, Craft Club, Baking Club, Asian Cultural Club