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Baldwin Lamplighters

The Lamplighters - campus guides and hosts - represent the confidence, self-awareness, school spirit and leadership present in all Baldwin girls.  

Students in grades 6-12 serve as hosts and guides for new students, prospective students and prospective parents through campus tours, introductions to classmates and faculty, one-on-one conversations and written correspondence. Our Lamplighters offer a genuine behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a Baldwin girl. 

   

"Baldwin has helped shape me from the nervous Pre-K student I was twelve years ago to the confident, curious, and engaged person I am today. Each step of the way, Baldwin has provided me invaluable opportunities whether it be an exchange program to another country or a service project within our local community, all of which have allowed me to explore, make connections, and discover what it is I love to do. Whenever I don the Baldwin kilt, I instantly feel the magnitude of being a Thinking Girl, and I know that I have a community of teachers and students in all grades that will challenge me in the classroom, cheer me on in a game, and teach me something new every day."

Simi Bleznak, Class of 2019

       
   

"Since kindergarten, I have been a proud student at Baldwin, my second home.  The Baldwin community is made up of intelligent, creative, courageous and kind girls and young women. Beyond the challenging, but rewarding academic culture at Baldwin, students are deeply connected via the traditions, the numerous extracurricular opportunities and the strong sense of family here. A key component to the learning experience at Baldwin are our teachers who create an environment where students find comfort to challenge themselves and take risks. For me, the traditions at Baldwin have been a highlight of my experience here. Traditions through the years, such as Colonial Day, Tunic Wars and Ring Day, make our community special and create unbreakable bonds amongst the current students.  I believe these connections truly define the unique community at Baldwin and the power of its education upon its students."

Celia Page, Class of 2019

       
     

 "Climbing up the residence stairs for the first time in 8th grade, I could have never imagined how drastically my life would be transformed from my new school. Baldwin has encouraged me to find my unique voice, and more importantly, to use it. I have learned to embrace myself, something and come out of my shell. One of my favorite aspects of Baldwin are the traditions. From family gatherings to ring day, every single event brings me closer to my second family. These traditions are so incredibly unique to Baldwin not only because of the literal activities, but because of the atmosphere that surrounds them. Everyone—students, faculty, and staff alike—come together to have fun and create bonds with each other. Traditions like these bring us closer together create connections unlike anything I have seen before. They go so far beyond the surface level, which is why I believe family is the best term to use when describing our community. Besides the tight-knit community, I chose Baldwin because of the apparent effort the teachers make to help each and every student. I have yet to meet someone who is not willing to meet with me before or after class, or even take time out if their lunch to talk something I have a question on. Everyone I have met has been so devoted to what they do, which has left a lasting impact on me, that I believe I will never forget."

Lilly Siderowf, Class of 2020

       
     

"Ever since I stepped into my plaid tunic and began my first day of Pre-K, I have understood what it means to be part of a community. As my mother left and I timidly walked into my new classroom that day, I was immediately included by a group of girls I had never met before, who asked if I wanted to come and play. This was the first of many times that I realized that at Baldwin, I am not surrounded by classmates, but a group of lifelong sisters. The Baldwin community has enabled me to gain my confidence. As I look back to my first days, it is hard to believe that I was shy and reserved. Whether I am presenting in class, making announcements in front of the entire upper school, or voicing my opinions to my peers, I am able to speak up as I know that my words will not go unnoticed. I am so grateful for all that the Baldwin community has provided and will continue to be a Baldwin thinking girl for the rest of my life."

Torrie Smith, Class of 2020

       
   

"Since my first day at Baldwin, Baldwin has continuously shaped me into the person I am today. Through the relationships I’ve built with my teachers and my peers and the opportunities that Baldwin has offered me, I’ve been able to find my voice. Although I started at Baldwin in seventh grade as a shy and quiet girl, most people would probably characterize me today as outgoing and engaged. Whether it be through group discussions, classroom debates, presentations, or speeches, there’s always an opportunity for Baldwin girls to use their voice and express their opinions. Knowing that I will always have the Baldwin community - a community of dedicated teachers and exceptional students - supporting me in everything I do motivates me to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone. Baldwin is truly a one of a kind place that has allowed me to reach my full potential as a student and a person."

Melody Yu, Class of 2020

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