On Monday, July 1, 2019, the St. Paul's School for Girls community welcomed its eleventh Head of School, Ereni Gleason Malfa '89. Read more to see a video of Ereni's first days on campus & learn about opportunities for the community to meet Ereni and her family and welcome them to SPSG.
To honor her six years of service, the Board of Trustees has established The Penny B. Evins Fund, which will support innovative, cross-campus projects that explore how gender impacts learning, helping to establish St. Paul's as an authority on how best to teach girls and boys, both separately and together.
Head of School Penny Evins shares her final message for our graduates on following their hearts and making space for feeling. "Claiming what you need to feel —which is not always "happy" and Insta-perfect— is a sign of maturity and wisdom. It is what you need as you turn toward the big work you have ahead of you—life after SPSG." Speaking on behalf of the senior class, Maggie Frederick '19, spoke of their journey throughout years at SPSG and the sisterhood they will carry with them into the future. "The community at SPSG truly feels like a second home, and we are grateful for everything St. Paul's has done for us."
After 15 years as SPSG's varsity volleyball coach, Kelli Wilkinson shared this spring that she will be stepping down from her role. As the Head Coach of the Varsity Volleyball Program at St. Paul's School for Girls, her teams captured eight IAAM Conference regular season championships in between 2002 and 2018, as well as five tournament championships between 2002 and 2013. In her 15 years as head coach, Coach Wilkinson's overall record at SPSG is an impressive 225-56.
The St. Paul's Schools are pleased to announce the Howard F. Knipp III Endowment at The St. Paul's Schools, established by family and friends of Howard F. "Howdy" Knipp III in honor of his retirement after 25 years teaching Middle School science at St. Paul's School. Reflecting Howdy's lifelong commitment to the environment, the Knipp Fund will support faculty development and student activities in the Middle Schools of both St. Paul's School and St. Paul's School for Girls, with an emphasis on the outdoors and the environment.
The Upper School Theatre Department at The St. Paul's Schools will hold auditions for our fall musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, August 19-21 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Read more to learn about audition expectations and opportunities to strengthen skills prior to August.
Congratulations to our varsity badminton and softball teams for earning the IAAM "B" Conference Championships! Softball won with an undefeated season, and three of our badminton gators were named to the All-Conference Team! Special shoutout to Lacrosse, Golf, and Track & Field for making it to the conference championships!
Head of School Penny Evins delivered her final Prayers speech to our community, reflecting upon the nearly 30 speeches she has given during her six years as our fearless leader. In turn, the SPSG community took the opportunity to surprise Mrs. Evins with a heartfelt tribute in appreciation of all she has done for our school.
SPSG welcomed alumna Dr. Bronwyn Lewis Friscia '04 to speak at Alumnae Prayers and kick off Green & White Weekend 2019. As a former SGA President during her time at SPSG, Dr. Friscia once again took the podium to speak to the student body, faculty and staff, and fellow alumnae about the incredible opportunity at SPSG to develop one's skills and strengths surrounded and supported by a community of women, as well as the importance of striving to become creators, rather than consumers, in our greater world.
Students in the Class of 2020 SPIRITUS Scholars cohort have embarked upon a unique partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Social Innovation Lab (SIL). Recently, Executive Director Alex Riehm visited the Scholars class to kick off the partnership and pose a central question: "How can we plan for the world we want to see?"
Head of School Penny Evins was recently appointed to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Board of Trustees. Penny joins 20 fellow thought leaders and educational innovators on the NAIS Board of Trustees and is one of only two new members voted in this year.
On Sunday, February 17, the Gators varsity basketball team defeated Mount de Sales and claimed the IAAM B crown with a 57-48 victory at Stevenson University! Read more to view an article about the game and to view a short video interview with senior team member Devan Conrad.
This morning during community Prayers, Head of School Penny Evins gave a speech on the importance of drifting; taking a "mind walk [that] your soul needs in order to feel grounded" as we go through our busy days with over-stuffed schedules and minds.
Sunday, February 3 was a thrilling day for SPSG swimming, as our varsity swim team took home the win at the IAAM "B" Conference championship meet! Read more to check out the many wins earned by the SPSG varsity swim team – including Elizabeth Fry '19 setting a new meet record in the 100-meter breaststroke!
Due to inclement weather, The St. Paul's Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 30.