9/5/14 Some of you have already come across Ingrid Herrera at Baldwin. The unassuming and ever-present mother of Elena ’23 and Sara ’26, Ingrid is well-known to our Lower School families. Indeed, she stepped in to help us all last year in our LS Library in addition to teaching Spanish. The girls loved her, the faculty who worked with her last year were in awe of her professionalism, her bright mind, her can-do attitude, and her utter devotion to Baldwin.
"Every nook and cranny has a memory and a story. Every picture and every desk has a name, a face, and a feeling attached to it. I've always said that I've been raised a Baldwin Girl because that's what this school does." Read Senior Amber Dugan's heartfelt welcome back remarks from the All-School Assembly.
Varsity and JV Volleyball shut out non-league opponent Academy of the New Church on the road Wednesday afternoon.
9/2/14 The Baldwin Conservatory and members of the Music Department spent their summer vacations pursuing new interests, but the overall theme was continued growth and development in their primary passion: making beautiful music!
We are excited to welcome the Baldwin community back to campus for the 2014-2015 school year. We're hosting several events to get your family ready to start the year off right.
Back to School Events
Early Childhood Center Water Ice Welcome
Tuesday, September 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Lower School Pool Party
Tuesday, September 2 at 1 p.m.
New Parent Coffee Reception
Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 a.m.
Sunday, September 14 at 4 p.m.
Watch your mailboxes and emails for more information about each event.
Other Important Dates:
School Photos (Reminder: Students are receiving new School IDs this year, so each must have their photo taken. Click here to learn more.)
Tuesday, September 2
Noon - 3 p.m. – Grades XII, XI, and X Individual Student Portraits (North Door of Schoolhouse)
Thursday, September 4
8:25 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. – Middle School Individual Student Portraits (North Door of Schoolhouse)
2:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. – Grade IX Individual Student Portraits (North Door of Schoolhouse)
Tuesday, September 23
8:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. - Lower School Individual & Class Portraits (North Door of Schoolhouse)
Monday, October 27
11:25 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. – Middle School Class Portraits (North Door of Schoolhouse)
2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Upper School Class Portraits (North Door of Schoolhouse)
Varsity Cross Country opened the fall 2014 season at the McAlpin Invitational hosted by The Episcopal Academy.
8/26/14 Twenty Baldwin girls assembled in the Chorus Room on Saturday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m. for an all-day adventure of singing and bonding with the Baldwin B-Flats, our select, a cappella singing organization.
As we get ready to start the 2014-15 school year, we want to make you aware of an exciting change regarding student photos. This year, we will be working with a new independent photographer, Mark Tassoni. Mark’s photos are shot outside and the results are lovely portraits that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
8/25/14 Earlier this summer, senior student staff members of The Hourglass traveled to Columbia University for a week-long workshop on high school student journalism. Rachel Dichter ’15, editor-in-chief of the Upper School’s student newspaper, Kate Leone ’15, managing and imaging editor, and Evelyn Grupp ’15, design editor, each took a different class during the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) workshop.
8/21/14 Varsity Field Hockey hosted St. George's School for Girls from Edinburgh, Scotland in a friendly scrimmage game Thursday morning on the Lower Field.
Lewars Academic Preseason is a program to help new Middle School and Upper School students acclimate to Baldwin. The program is instructed by Baldwin faculty and covers academic expectations, student life, and review strategies for reading, writing, and research. Lewars Academic Preseason is offered at no cost, thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. Nancy Corbit Lewars ’60.
8/18/14 Baldwin alumnae are invited to join Sally M. Powell, Head of School, along with former and current faculty for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at The Racquet Club of Philadelphia on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
8/13/14 Baldwin student Anika Iyer '17 recently brought her efforts to help others to the stage, combining her passion for dance with a purpose for philanthropy. Through her Bharatanatyam Arangetram, her debut classical Indian dance solo recital, Anika raised more than $5,000 for the local Conshohocken based charity Cradles to Crayons.
As the summer months come to an end and the start of a new school year quickly approaches, Baldwin is proud to introduce the newest members of the faculty.
8/4/14 Co-Editors-In-Chief of Baldwin’s yearbook, Lolly Anapol ’16 and Laura Nguyen ’15 are already hard at work on the next volume of PRISM. On July 27, the girls traveled to Gettysburg College, where they attended Jostens Yearbook Summer Workshop.
Hannah and Rachael Tipperman ’15 were featured in an article on Philly.com and in the Philadelphia Inquirer, highlighting their efforts to educate kids about robotics through their nonprofit, Robot Springboard. The story takes a closer look at the camp Hannah and Rachael hosted at Drexel University, as well as those in San Jose, Costa Rica and Homer, Alaska.
In honor of their victory at the Ardmore Rotary Sing-Off competition in April, four Baldwin B-Flats Lila Williams ’17, Cristina Artis ’17, Katie Phillips ’17, and Maddy Carré ’16, were recently recognized by the Ardmore Rotary Club at one of their weekly meetings.
7/25/14 On July 22, Baldwin faculty and students embarked upon a life-changing journey to Tanzania, where they will spend the next three weeks immersed in Tanzanian culture at the Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV). On this service trip, the girls will take care of the orphaned children of the village with loving support. They will assist with the everyday tasks and needs of the community, such as preparing meals, tutoring, and spending quality time with the children as they listen and learn about the rich culture of the region.