St. Paul's School & Bridges Baltimore
About St. Paul's School
St. Paul's School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade college-preparatory day school in Brooklandville, Maryland, conveniently located on Falls Road off I-695. We are coeducational in the Lower School (grades kindergarten to four) and all-boys in the Middle and Upper Schools (grades five to twelve). Our sister school, St. Paul's School for Girls, is all girls in grades five through twelve.
About Bridges Baltimore
Bridges Baltimore was founded on the campus of St. Paul's School and is dedicated to ensuring the long term success of motivated elementary school aged youth from under-resourced communities in Baltimore City. It does this through an innovative 13+ year long program that supports students from elementary school through college and into their careers. Program efforts help students/families (a) find success / navigate obstacles in school, (b) become well-rounded people, and (c) prepare for college and career opportunities.
The Program currently provides year-round support and programs to 260 Baltimore City youth ages 9-22 via its sites at St. Paul’s School (est. 1993) and at Gilman School (est. 2014). Over the last three years, Bridges participants have a 100% high school graduation rate and 80%+ college matriculation rate. We are working hard to formalize post-high school programs - ensuring that students complete their degrees and find right-fit careers.
Baltimore is loaded with wonderful young people who would thrive with the support Bridges provides and we are committed to continued expansion throughout the City. A strong communications platform is essential for this to happen. To learn more about Bridges, visit this piece from ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos: http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/building-bridges-baltimore-31106531
The Program also provides extensive volunteer and growth opportunities for high school students in the St. Paul’s and Gilman communities. This year, we project 170+ high school aged volunteers (9,000+ hours) working with Bridges’ youngest students. We believe the relationships built between students and volunteers are key to a more cohesive and connected Baltimore.