Our Signature Programs
There are so many wonderful aspects to a Baldwin education. Below are just four programs that highlight why Baldwin is so special.
Our innovative DREAM Lab® (Design, Robotics, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) provides hands-on learning experiences in an interactive environment. From Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, students learn through collaborative projects and student-driven inquiry, with a curriculum encompassing engineering, computer science, robotics, logical and algorithmic thinking, and data analysis. Using 3-D Printers, launching a space balloon, building soap box derby cars for races on our long drive, and building robotic boats to participate in regional competitions - these are just a few examples of what our girls can do in the DREAM Lab®. Learn more about our innovative program.
Learning to swim requires confidence, training, and most of all, fun and encouragement. These are overflowing in The Baldwin School Learn to Swim Program©, a dynamic part of our curriculum led by Dave Hart, a former world-ranked swimmer who has coached swimming champions for more than 20 years. The adventure begins in Pre-Kindergarten with bubble blowing and diving for sunken treasure and advances to mastering all four strokes and diving in Grade 5. Learn more about this unique program.
Senior Leadership Seminar
A critical aspect to developing leaders is encouraging students to actively reflect on their own leadership, to think more deliberately about their skills and to discuss their future leadership potential. At the beginning of every school year, student leaders participate in a day-long retreat where they learn from experienced leaders, talk through leadership challenges that they may experience and begin to understand what it means to “run the school” as a student leader.
Building on this, Head of School, Dr. Porges launched a leadership seminar for seniors, which meets over lunch to discuss leadership qualities they see in themselves, what skills they need to develop and how leadership might change as they head out into the world to take on new challenges and opportunities. With faculty facilitating small group discussions, these students consider how they will lead in a larger environment, how they will develop a network beyond Baldwin that can provide them the support they need to succeed and more.
Our Family Gathering program provides the ability for connections between students, faculty and staff who would not normally connect on a regular basis. "Families" engage in activities throughout the year, from school-wide service projects to community-building games. Members assigned to each Family stay together until they graduate from Baldwin. Learn more about this special program.