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St. Paul's School for Girls

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Posted November 20, 2014

No school can be everything to everyone, nor can a school be characterized by disgruntled or positive chatter submitted in 1000 characters or less. SPSG strives to be current and intentional in bringing out the best in the students we have each year. This means change and this means tough decisions at times, but good things can not arise from stagnation or weakness. Come and see the welcoming community. Ask direct and pointed questions, and I think you'll be impressed by the answers. Meet the faculty, and I think you'll be pleased by their level of commitment.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 19, 2014

This school is a mess! Took my children out after a year, the lack of leadership was astounding.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 19, 2014

I am thoroughly impressed by the dedication of the faculty and staff. The opportunities for the girls are vast and the students have a great, balanced education that prepares them very well!

Posted November 10, 2014

SPSG has exceptional faculty, staff, and students. I enjoy being a part of a school that is growing and moving forward collaboratively, with the voices and vision of faculty, parents, students, and administration partnering to create an exceptional, student-centered environment.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 9, 2014

Yes, the school has a large number of new faculty (all of whom are all-stars), and with any new leadership, there is going to be some turnover . I believe in the overall direction of this school, and some people don't because some people dislike change of any kind. Teachers in both the middle and upper schools are invested in every student and help them succeed. Any visitor to the school remarks on how visibly happy students seem.

Posted November 1, 2014

The school is being run into the ground by the poorly chosen head of school, and the associate dean of academics. There is a reason 29 of the 50+ full time staff and faculty left since the head of school was hired, and it starts with the toxic work environment she promotes. It is too bad, as the students and faculty are amazing, but there is no way I would send my children to this school until new, effective leadership is put into place.

Posted October 24, 2014

SPSG is one of the warmest, most welcoming places I have ever been. The faculty and staff care deeply about the girls they are educating; they go above and beyond for each individual student. The conversations in meetings and beyond is about best practices and quality education. That is the bottom line for this school.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 23, 2014

A great place to work and learn about what it means to have fantastic facilities, support, students who care about each other, parents who are supportive and a fun working environment where we work hard for our students and feel great about what we do!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 23, 2014

As an alumna of SPSG, I am proud of the impressive academics and commitment to the individual student that is still foundation of St. Paul's School for Girls. The teachers are amazing and truly care about their students. SPSG is stronger than ever and poised to continue on this path with a dynamic new Head of School.

Posted May 4, 2014

Teachers are being bullied by the Head of School and the Associate Head for Academics. The amount of talent and knowledge that is being drained away from the school is mind-boggling. We love our students but have no voice. So many phenomenal teachers are leaving because the workplace is dysfunctional. The Board and Parents Association should be very concerned. This is bad for the students.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 2, 2014

The 9/13 post by another teacher is sadly accurate. The Associate Head is impossible to please, reactive and contrary, setting a tone that is neither collegiate nor conducive to learning. The mass exodus of very talented teachers and staff is evidence of this. The hope was that with the new Head things would change for the better but these two seem to be cut from the same narcissistic philistine cloth. I do not send my daughter here.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted September 2, 2013

Before you send your child to this school, you must understand that the teachers are simply, demoralized. The faculty, though talented, are burned out by "other duties as assigned", administrative disarray, poor leadership, and red tape set forth by the Associate Head of School for Academics, who should be removed from her position. Teachers bend over backwards to accommodate every child's learning style to the point of professional exhaustion. The faculty is poorly compensated with little room for upward mobility or for their individual skill sets to be put to best use. The Associate Head of School for Academics, installed by a lame-duck former head, makes certain that teachers she feels professionally threatened by do not succeed. As a result, the girls suffer.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted December 14, 2010

I am new parent at this school and so far things are as expected. My daugher loves it and the faculty are always there for her . Thank you for such a good environment and opportunity for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 13, 2010

SPSG is great. The community is priceless and the education is wonderful. I know that any of my academic or personal successes are owed to the education I received at SPSG. I hope that every girl gets to attend high school at a place like St. Paul's School for Girls.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 5, 2009

St paul's for girls is a wonderful mix of great acedemics, arts education, sports and moral grounding.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 20, 2008

This school is great. My daughter attends it and absolutely loves it. She is in the 7th grade and teachers are great. I think it is a great school
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 28, 2008

My daughter is a 8th grader at SPSG, and it is a good school for athletics, but if you want to succeed in other things, forget it. I think other schools have more to offer then SPSG.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 11, 2006

SPSG is a fabulous school! My daughter has been at SPSG for 3 years now. It is a wonderful school with a rigorous curriculum taught by a very caring faculty. I would not have her anywhere else! She is happy and looks forward to going to school every day. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 13, 2005

As a former student of SPSFG, I would not reccomend it as a great school choice for those in Baltimore. I was only there briefly before I grew so frustrated with the system that I switched out. Problems are often swept under the rug without being dealt with. The administration is generally ineffective in controlling the student behaviors both in and out of school. The only positive thing I have to say about SPSFG is that they offer a wide variety of courses and AP's, however the classroom atmosphere makes it difficult to learn. Few clubs actually meet, few oppertunities for those who are not top-notch to participate in sports. Not the school it used to be.
—Submitted by a former student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 45%
Black 12% 40%
Two or more races 3% N/A
Asian 2% N/A
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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11232 Falls Road
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