New Families

Your daughter is officially a Baldwin girl! What's next?

People To Know:

Helpful Information:

List of 10 items.

  • Medical Forms

    Baldwin will use Magnus Health for the 2024-25 school year to collect and store your student’s health and medical information in a secure way. As this is a web-based system, you will have continuous access to your child’s health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed. You will also have the option to access the account after your child graduates.
    We ask that you enter the health information required within your family’s Magnus Health account for each child attending Baldwin no later than Friday, August 2. Timely submission of health information and other forms is vital so that preparations can be made prior to the first day of school. You will receive email reminders as long as there are outstanding items in your account. 
    Starting in July, you will receive reminder emails from Magnus Health notifying you that you must take action with your daughter’s online Student Medical Record (SMR). Emails are sent if you have an incomplete or soon-to-expire existing requirement for your daughter. Simply login to your SMR and you will find items marked with a “To Do” flag if you need to take action.  
    To access your Magnus Health SMR Account:
    Log into the Parent Portal and navigate to Resources and click on the Magnus Health Link OR use your username and password to login to the Magnus Health app on your phone.
    For new families or to reset your username and password, please follow the steps below:
    1.     Log into the Parent Portal and navigate to Resources and click on the Magnus Health Link.
    2.     Hover over your name within Magnus (top left of screen). 
    3.     Choose "Change Credentials." 
    4.     Create a Username and Password that only you know and will remember. This username/password combination will be used as your mobile app login only.
    5.     Visit your app store on your phone and download the Magnus Health app.
    6.     Login to the app using the username and password you created.
    Questions or Problems Using Magnus Health?
    If you have any questions about the health information that is required or your daughter’s health record, please contact a member of Baldwin’s Wellness Team at If you are having difficulty navigating the Magnus system, entering data online or downloading the hard copy cover sheets and forms or other questions related to using the Magnus system, please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at (877) 461-6831 or by email at 
    Magnus Health is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of personal information, and adheres to the highest standards in security in order to keep your daughter’s data private and secure at all times. You can find more about this aspect by reading the Magnus Privacy Policy or Magnus Privacy & Security overview.

    Questions regarding the required information? Contact Kerrie Snead, Assistant Athletic Director for Health and Wellness.
  • School Uniforms

    Please visit our online School Store here. All orders will be available for pick-up or shipment in August. Sizing guides are listed with each item and can also be accessed here for Tunics and here for Kilts. With the exception of tunics and kilts, items in the store are optional. Any items made by Land's End can be purchased directly from their website. If you don't see the size you need and would like to purchase it now, please follow the link provided for that item and order directly from Land's End. More details to follow over the summer. 

    For questions, please email School Store Manager, Christina Forrest.
    Here are a few helpful hints:
    • Tunics tend to run a size large (Pre-K - Grade 5)
    • Kilts are high-waisted, please measure at your natural waist (Grades 6 - 12)
    • Sizing guides are listed with each item and can also be accessed here for Tunics and here for Kilts 
    • For your convenience, Baldwin branded polo shirts, shorts, leggings and other items are also available via LandsEnd (Preferred School Number: 900079591)
    • For details about the uniform policy visit the New Parent Handbook
  • 1:1 MacBook Program (Grades 6-12)

    Welcome to the Baldwin 1:1 MacBook Rental Program, an initiative that provides an optional MacBook rental for students and families in grades 6-12. All students in grades 6-12 are required to have a personal MacBook laptop, as this is an essential tool for delivery of our academic program. We understand that each student may not have their own laptop, and we are pleased to be able to offer this rental option. This rental program is open to currently enrolled students for the academic year 2024-25.  
    For families looking to purchase their own MacBook device for their students, great options can be found via Apple store, Apple Education Store Online, Apple Refurbished Online, Best Buy and more. Apple typically offers a “Back to School” promotion every summer (between July & September). If purchasing your own MacBook device for your student, we ask that it is installed with the latest software (OS) system, the minimum requirement being Mac OS Sonoma 14.3 for the academic year 2024-25. OS Software updates are free in the Mac App Store. 
    If you choose to enroll in the Baldwin 1:1 MacBook Rental Program for the 2024-25 academic year, the fee will be $325. The rental includes a MacBook laptop, a charger and a protective case. Rental laptops will be available for pickup during the week prior to the start of school, and they must be returned in June, at the end of the school year. Please read the laptop agreement, posted here. Once decided, please sign up at this link by Friday, July 19. Late sign-ups are not guaranteed to receive a device. Please expect to receive further communication from our Business Office regarding your payment in August. If you have any questions regarding the payment process, please email Teresa DeFruscio. Payment will be required prior to pickup.
    *If your student already owns a personal MacBook laptop, you do not need to sign up.*
    If you have more questions about this program, please e-mail the Technology Team
  • Transportation

    The 2024-25 Transportation Form is now available on the Parent Portal. You will see a yellow bar at the top of the page once you are logged in indicating there is a form to review. This information is required by all public school districts. Please complete this Transportation Form by Friday, May 17.

    School Bus

    Many families are pleased to discover that their local school district will provide busing services for their daughters. Below is a list of school districts and their requirements.

    Colonial (Kindergarten and up)
    Great Valley (5 years old by September 1)
    Haverford (5 years old by September 1)
    Lower Merion (Kindergarten and up)
    Marple Newton (Grade I and up)
    Methacton (Kindergarten and up)
    Norristown (Kindergarten to Grade 4)
    Philadelphia (Grades I through 8)
    Radnor (Kindergarten and up)
    Rosetree/Media (Kindergarten and up)
    Southeast Delco (Kindergarten and up)
    Springfield (Grade I and up)
    Tredyffrin/Easttown (Kindergarten and up)
    Upper Darby (Kindergarten and up)
    Upper Merion (5 years old by September 1)
    Wallingford/Swarthmore (Kindergarten and up):
    William Penn (Kindergarten and up)
    Wissahickon (Kindergarten and up)

    Private Van Service


    Families living in Center City Philadelphia are encouraged to utilize Precious Cargo, a private van service, to facilitate transportation to and from Baldwin. 
    Enrolled families may contact Amelia Fogarino at (215) 480-0800 or for more information.
    Public Transportation

    The Baldwin School is conveniently located just one block from SEPTA’s Bryn Mawr train station, with service from Paoli-Thorndale through Philadelphia. Baldwin can also be reached by SEPTA Bus 105, providing service from 69th Street Station in Upper Darby to Ardmore and Paoli. The bus stops at the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Bryn Mawr Avenue, a three block walk to the Baldwin campus. Find schedules at Transpasses are available for all Philadelphia students in grades 9-12. 
  • Placement Testing

    Placement Testing Grades 6-11:  
    Students entering Grades 6-11 will be asked to sit for a Placement Assessment to best assist with course planning. We will ask that all students take a math assessment and those currently taking a foreign language (French, Spanish, or Latin) who wish to continue with that language will sit for a language assessment.

    Math placement testing for new students will occur during New Parent Orientation on Tuesday, May 14 beginning at 9 am. If your daughter is unable to join us on this date, or you enroll after May 14, please email Alex Colagreco.
    Language assessments will be taking place virtually via GoogleClassroom. Please be on the lookout for an email from the Admissions Team with instructions on how to log in and take the assessment. 
  • Summer Reading/Assignments

    Required summer work (Grades 5 - 12) and suggested reading and math work (Pre-K - 4) will be available on the Parent Portal in July. Please log into the Parent Portal and go to Resources. Please check your child's grade so your student will have continuity over the summer and stay engaged in the learning process.
  • Ordering Books

    You will receive course information during your meeting with your daughter's Division Director. Textbook purchasing information for Middle and Upper School students for the 2024-25 school year will be available after your daughter’s fall schedule has been confirmed (please be sure your daughter’s fall schedule has been confirmed before purchasing books). Please log into the Parent Portal and go to Resources. The course information will list textbooks for each class with some suggestions for places to purchase each book.
  • Private Music Lessons

    The Baldwin Conservatory

    The Baldwin Conservatory offers weekly private instruction on voice, strings, woodwinds, percussion and piano. Lessons will be given before, during, and after the school day for the 2024-25 school year.

    Questions?  Contact 
    Oxana Harlamova
  • Dining Hall Services

    Accounts will be set up at the end of summer. More information to follow. 
  • Tuition Payments

    Baldwin partners with Blackbaud Tuition Management (formally known as Smart Tuition), a third-party vendor to support our tuition payment system. To learn more about tuition, please visit Affording Baldwin

    For questions about Smart Tuition, please contact our Senior Staff Accountant, Teresa DeFruscio.

Save the Dates:

New Parent Orientation - Tuesday, May 14, 9 a.m.
Join our Division Directors to learn about the day-to-day at Baldwin. Key staff will share important information regarding uniforms; transportation and forms; drop-off and pick-up; health and safety policies as well as other logistics. Invitation to follow.  

New Family Welcome Party - Wednesday, May 29, 4 p.m.
We invite your family back to campus to attend a Welcome Party! Come meet other newly enrolled families, your welcome family, and faculty and staff for games and an ice cream social on the playground! Invitation to follow. 

Middle School Lewars Academic Preseason Orientation Program - Tuesday, August 20 - Thursday, August 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. More information to follow. 
Upper School Lewars Academic Preseason Orientation Program - Wednesday, August 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (All New US Students) and Thursday, August 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (All New US Students and All Grade 9 Students). Click here for more information. 

Upper School Fall Sports Preseason begins August 19
Upper School sports begin Monday, August 19. More information to follow.   
  • What sports will be offered?
    • Baldwin supports five offerings in the fall: cross country, field hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Tennis is a highly competitive sport in our Upper School. Therefore, prior experience in tennis is key to the tryout process and a player's ability to earn a spot on the team. 
  • What equipment is needed?
    • Comfortable athletic attire
    • Sport-appropriate equipment
    • Mouthguard for field hockey and shin guards for both soccer and field hockey
    • Appropriate footwear - running shoes and cleats for field sports, tennis shoes for tennis, running shoes for cross country, indoor sneakers for volleyball
    • Refillable water bottle
    • Sunscreen
To view team captains, rosters and schedules, please click here

(Updated as of May 8, 2024)

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