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Baldwin School

School rating 4.4 /5 by

701 West Montgomery Avenue Bryn Mawr PA 19010 United States
Day
PK to 12th
Gender
Girls only

Academic

Baldwin School review by . As far as the workload is concerned, a few years ago the Upper School adopted a new schedule with longer periods that meet every other day instead of the short periods that meet everyday. This change had a huge impact on easing the workload because it is now spread out over 2 nights and the longer periods allow for some class time to be used on homework. I haven't heard one complaint about the new schedule and I suspect that it will only get better as they start to tweak it over the coming years. Baldwin is an incredibly strong. ...

College Counseling

Unfortunately, I did not find the college counseling program to be very helpful. This isn't....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

I came to Baldwin in the 1st grade, so I don't remember much about the....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Baldwin is an incredibly diverse school and we have girls of all socioeconomic statuses, races, ethnicities, and religions. Both faculty and students are very accepting and truly appreciate the different....

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