Green Initiatives

SPSG was officially named a Green School by the state of Maryland during a special ceremony at the Community College of Baltimore County in May of 2007.

Head of School Dr. Monica Gillespie, teachers Steve Rives and Ben Jezovnik, and several SPSG students attended the event. SPSG was recognized for having an environmentally sound school environment and joined a group of 163 Maryland "Green" schools.

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SPSG was inducted into this select group after a long application process that outlined school activities related to environmental conservation. Projects include: a butterfly garden designed and maintained by Grade V; a trail of bluebird nesting boxes maintained by Grade VI; grass plantings in the Chesapeake Bay by Grade VII; and a nature trail maintained by Grade VIII. In addition, upper-school students study environmental issues throughout their academic disciplines and the Recycling Club is working to install water barrels at all downspouts and to replace current water bottles with Nalgene water bottles.

Dr. Gillespie is particularly proud of SPSG students as they come to understand the environmental factors that will influence their lives. She says, “Our girls think globally about environmental sustainability--connecting our efforts in recycling, carbon emissions, and alternative energy source to the overall impact on the school's and the world's limited natural resources.”

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Community Garden

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Community Garden Mission Statement


As stewards of God's creation, we are called to address issues of hunger and poverty in our communities.  The SPSG Community Garden is a response by students, faculty, staff, and families to participate in the creation of a vegetable garden to provide a healthy alternative for those who may not have access to fresh food.