SSL Certificate

Beyond the Classroom

Student co-curricular life develops a sense of place, responsibility and self-worth. Our rich offering of clubs, organizations and co-curricular activities balance and complement our academic program.

All students contribute to the Baldwin community through clubs, community service and student leadership positions. Over 90% of our seniors graduate with significant leadership experience. These leadership opportunities in the Upper School are abundant and diverse. We are committed to giving student leaders autonomy and responsibility. When an event is held, students are in charge. Successful activities result from their authentic leadership.

Externships

At the end of the school year, Grade 12 students take part in an Externship Program. Without mandatory AP testing in early May, students have an uninterrupted three weeks of experience off campus in worthwhile individual programs. At the conclusion of their externships, students present their projects in a formal way to the student body and parents on Senior Externship Day during the week of Commencement.

Traditions

Banner Day
Each Grade 9 class designs and produces a banner featuring its Class color which is based upon the year of graduation. On Banner Day, the class presents it to the School in a special, surprise assembly.

Senior Tea
Our senior class enjoys tea and special treats, coordinated by parent volunteers.  Upper School faculty and staff join in the festivities.

Ring Day
In Grade 10, students receive signet school rings at a Class dinner. The following day is Ring Day, when the Grade 10 students dress in their Class color, decorate the Schoolhouse and wear their new rings for the first time.

Legacy Luncheon and Pinning Ceremony
A special event for legacy members of the graduating class, during the ceremony seniors receive a legacy pin to proudly display on their blazers. “Pinners” and special guests include parents, grandparents, aunts and sisters.

Junior-Senior Exchange Luncheon
At this luncheon, held before spring vacation, each junior presents a senior with a specially designed poster that is meant to portray the senior.

Marching-In Dinner
The Marching-In Dinner is held in late spring. It is attended by the junior and senior Classes. The juniors wear their Class blazers for the first time and sing their newly composed Class song.

Clubs

Baldwin is proud of the many and diverse Clubs and Organizations that provide students with an opportunity to engage in rewarding projects outside the classroom. Best of all, if a girl is interested in starting something new, she can. Mirroring current interests of our students, our club list is quite dynamic.

In addition to Senate, Service League, Arts League and the Athletic Association, Club participation encourages the girls to discover, explore, and nurture their interests and talents. Some of the clubs offered in Upper School are Amnesty International, Anime, Games & Comics, A.S.A.P. (Animal Shelter Amazing Projects), B.S.U. (Black Students Union), Coding for Change, Comedy of the Commons, Creative Writing, Debate Club, DECA, G.L.I. (Girls Learn International), The Hourglass (the school newspaper), Mock Trial, Model Congress, Model UN, MultiRacial Affinity Club and Spectrum (LGBTQ+ students and their allies).

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