Martha Ortiz P'16

Baldwin represents the school environment I wish I had growing up. I was educated in a middle-of-the-road school system and I knew it early on. It took me years to get caught up to my college peers. Instead, I want my daughter to be challenged for the right reasons, not for lack of a good elementary or high school education.

I saw the quality of the education in the first few years of my daughter being at Baldwin. By second grade, I knew we would continue at Baldwin because I wanted my daughter's entire experience to be of similar quality. In hindsight, I can say with all sincerity that the quality of her education only got better as we went along.

At Baldwin, I see firsthand the value in an all-girl's school. I firmly believe that boys and girls learn and live differently, so an environment that caters exclusively to girls' success is vital to my daughter's education. There is plenty of time to mix it up later, but in the early years I want my daughter to witness women leading, following, proclaiming, creating and excelling.

Claudia Baldassano P'18, '23

Initially, I chose Baldwin for my two daughters based on its reputation for academic excellence, in which  Baldwin has far surpassed all of our expectations. However beyond that, Baldwin has given my daughters so much more. It has made them learners instead of memorizers, thinkers instead of robots, curious about their world not self-limited. Baldwin has made them ask why and how…and it has done all this in the most welcoming and warm environment.  

There is no place like Baldwin - I cannot imagine you can find better and more committed faculty than Baldwin teachers. The School is great because of its tradition, its programs and its student body, but it all trickles down from its phenomenal faculty members who become our daughter’s mentors and role models. Our passionate and cutting edge teachers seem acutely aware of their responsibility to shape our future leaders. Everyday I am grateful for our Baldwin faculty, and I know my daughters are as well.

I know that I have found the right place for my daughters because they love going to school. Both have found their home away from home; a school that challenges them to stretch their minds, to not be afraid to raise their hands and voice their opinions and to think on a more global scale. Baldwin has imbued my daughters with the self assurance to do whatever they choose in life and I am certain that because of Baldwin they will make a difference. 

Howard Phillips P'17

My daughter Katie went to public school from grades 1-7. As she progressed through middle school, it became apparent that she was not challenged at all by the work. We determined midway through 7th grade that we would find an appropriate school that suited her. We did some research and quickly thought that Baldwin might be the right place.

We attended an Open House and were delighted to see the quality of education she would receive at The Baldwin School. We knew we had found the right place after Katie's full day visit. She loved seeing that she would be challenged with classes that wouldn't otherwise be available to her. She also loved the traditions that she would be a part of at a school with a long, rich history.

An all-girls school was vital for us as girls tend to learn differently and generally faster than boys. The all-girls setting allows for the students to maximize their class time and get the most out of their school day.

We had expected, based on our visit and research, that there was obviously a strong staff at Baldwin but the quality and depth of the faculty and administration has exceeded even our high expectations. What I always try to convey to visitors to Baldwin is that aside from the great deal of learning and the wealth of knowledge that our girls accumulate, maybe the greatest part of their education is their learning how to think and to process what they learn. I can't imagine a better preparation for our girls for their lives after Baldwin. Truly, a uniquely wonderful place. 

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