On Friday, September 21, alumna Heather Davidson Chilcot '98 returned to campus to share a special Ring Day address to the Class of 2020 during morning Prayers. As the juniors bustled with excitement in anticipation of receiving their SPSG school rings, Heather reflected on her time at SPSG and shared what it means to wear the SPSG school ring as part of the joyful sisterhood of Gators, past and present.
Tickets are now on sale for this fall's joint Upper School production, Crazy for You! Over 80 students from SPSG & St. Paul's School will bring this musical to life on The Ward Center stage for two weeks in November. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include "I Got Rhythm," "Naughty Baby," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," "But Not for Me," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Purchase your tickets today!
A search is underway to recruit a President of The St. Paul's Schools, who will oversee the overall strategic, operational, and administrative functions. The search committee had a productive summer. Consulting firm Carney Sandoe and Associates conducted extensive recruitment, nationally and internationally, to generate a group of highly qualified candidates. The search committee has completed initial meetings and interviews with candidates and soon expects to narrow the field to a small group of finalists. Those individuals will be part of a more extensive vetting and interview process, which will include advisory groups made up of members of the St. Paul's community.
On Wednesday, August 29, Head of School Penny Evins shared her opening Prayers talk with the community to kick off the school year. She shared her thoughts on polarity in our lives and the importance of surrounding oneself with differing ideas and beliefs as a means of growth. "We can truly learn more and become stronger when we surround ourselves with a spectrum of unique ideas and tastes," she shared.
It was a beautiful day to start a new year at The St. Paul's Schools! The first day of school is always a memorable occasion, as we welcome new faces at morning carpool and participate in cherished traditions. Check out the video and photos which show a sample of the spirit felt throughout this community—a community we hope will feel like home to each and every student.
The Gator Open Tennis Tournament is a fundraiser open to men and women of all ages and skill levels to support the athletic programs at SPSG. Funds raised will provide strength and conditioning resources for the students.
This summer, we have begun the search for a new Head of School at St. Paul's School for Girls. The search will be national in scope; the position description will be posted on the SPSG and SPS websites, as well as the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and other national organizations. We are in search of a candidate who would assume the position for the 2019-20 school year, alongside the new President of The St. Paul's Schools. As we work to identify important qualifications and characteristics in the next head of school, community input is essential.
Head of School Penny Evins shares her message for our graduates on feedback and relationships, and how they, when intertwined, facilitate learning. "Use life experiences and feedback as opportunities to learn from mistakes and your well intentioned efforts. School is not over for you, no matter your grade, college year, graduate or post doc programs. Regardless of your next educational setting, you are a portrait of an SPSG graduate, and as such, a lifelong learner." Speaking on behalf of the senior class, Morgan Hill '18, spoke of the memories shared amongst the Class of 2018 and her hopes for their futures. "Although it is difficult to leave a place that has long felt like home, we know that with the endless support of our second family at SPSG and each other, we will never walk through life alone."
Following several years of careful study and due diligence, the Boards of Trustees of St. Paul's School for Girls and St. Paul's School have voted to unify our governance structure effective July 1, 2018. Unification means that one Board, made up of all current trustees from SPSG and SPS, will work for the mutual benefit of all students. This unification will help ensure the continued success of our Schools in a highly competitive and ever-changing independent school landscape.
Head of School Penny Evins & President of the Board of Trustees Joanne Bartlett share comments regarding the future of SPSG.
- TueSep25 6th Grade Parent Coffee with Brenna 8:00 AM to 8:30 AMAlumnae Center
- WedSep26 College Information Session (Grades 9 & 10) 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMStudent Commons