This school is weird, i have been here for 10 years and i know alo about it. There is a lot of bulling, a lot of it and pure malice. The girls are stuck u snobbs. There are all about cliques. Everyone juges. Its all about gossip, and how many boys have you kissed from Gilman. Gilman Gilman Gilman, that
... Read more is everything the boys. The Teachers are very qualified at there work, but not personal problems. They push you to be he best you can, but will not sort out your fight fairly. Teachers do not care about girl fights, they care about acadeics. The Teachers are amazing the girls are not. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/29/12
I guess everyone is bound to have different experiences but we could not be happier with our decision to put our daughter in Bryn Mawr. We came from a private catholic school K-8 with a pretty good reputation. We were concerned about waiting until 8th grade to find an all-girls school and decided to
... Read more look last year. She is in 4th grade this year and the teachers and administrators have been so warm and have gone out of their way to ensure her transition has gone smoothly. After experiencing classrooms with 32 kids, teachers that were stressed and had to resort to lots of homework to keep up with progress, Bryn Mawr is a joy. My daughter loves the school and the atmosphere is outstanding. Girls are allowed to have fun and be themselves, the campus is just beautiful with a mix of regal house-like structures, storied stone buildings and other buildings that blend into the landscape. I cannot imagine a more conducive environment to foster her intellectual growth and confidence than Bryn Mawr. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/07/12
I'm currently a sophomore at Bryn Mawr, and it is my fifth year. I am glad I went to Calvert School for lower school since I learned things there that I found my classmates who went to BMS lower school did not learn. As far as the middle and upper school go, I would recommend sending your daughter here.
... Read more I am not sure I fully understand parents that say that administrators turn the other cheek and that some teachers bully students. I have certainly had teachers that I did not like (as any student would) but I have never been bullied by a teacher and I don't know of anyone who has ever had this happen to them. Also, when we had a problem, the administration was really understanding and helpful. I love my classes and love all the options we have, but I will say that BMS is a lot of work. In Upper School, seventy minute classes also mean seventy minutes of homework. For someone like me who can finish work quickly, it's not such a problem, but for other students, it can sometimes lead to a lot of stress. I would also like to applaud the English department. The BMS English teachers (and really, all of the teachers here) are all very insightful and highly passionate about their field. Read less
Posted by a other on 03/27/12
I went to BMS for ten years. I've noticed that several reviewers said your daughter can get a better education at a public school. LOL. I went to a well-respected public school for two years and it was not Bryn Mawr. Maybe there are better private schools in Baltimore (I wouldn't have any idea about
... Read more that, not having attended them), but don't doubt that BMS offers something special. At least it did for me. Many of the students in public school are just as intelligent, obviously, or more so, than Bryn Mawr girls, but the experience at Bryn Mawr is better because everyone there wants to learn (there is some basic level of engagement), the sense of tradition and community is fabulous and unusual, each student is taken seriously as a person and a student, the friendships are often intense, the teachers have chosen to work in a place where academics are the focus, the athletics are great, the arts are great, you have an unbelievable selection of classes during junior and senior year because of the partnership with Roland Park and Gilman, and.. yeah. For all I know the Lower School has changed since I was there, but it was magical for me. But I may romanticize this school a little. Read less
Posted by a other on 12/11/11
Bryn Mawr School is a great school and the teachers have helped me when I have had problems. People who say that there a better public schools or county schools out there don't prove their point very well. Public and private schools have different curricula. The education is advanced and the teachers
... Read more may seem strict because in Bryn Mawr they expect high of their students. If parents have problems and complaints the administration always tries to help solve the problem. Being at Bryn Mawr will help me in my future: job investing money bills, because of the advanced education. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/12/11
There are some well qualified teachers at this school. I hate to say it, but I certainly would NOT recommend this school to anyone. The administration does little to correct seriously disturbing teacher behaviors, such as bullying and grading by subjective means, even though students and parents have
... Read more presented numerous examples. Our daughter has witnessed inappropriate teacher behavior, as the teachers tend to humiliate students in front of the whole class. At Bryn Mawr, your daughter will learn how to deal with difficult people and this will be a serious distraction from the more important elements of a school experience. The sad thing is that the students don t expect every teacher will be respectful or earn the respect of students. This is far from the school s reputation of years ago. The administration from the top through the lower and middle schools is unresponsive to parents concerns. As a result, problems linger for years and the rigor of the curriculum is irregular. After a lower and middle school experience, we do not intend to enroll during the high school years. Had we known the truth about a Bryn Mawr education we would have chosen another school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/06/11
All 3 of our Upper School daughters have attended/are currently attending The Bryn Mawr School...and have since Kindergarten. I credit the school with giving them the finely-honed skills needed to become efficient and capable lifelong learners. At Bryn Mawr, it is the process of learning and discovery
... Read more which are stressed over product. Our college sophomore daughter tells us regularly how well-prepared she is to be successful at school, especially compared to her peers. The single sex environment demands of the girls to strengthen their classroom voices and assume all leadership roles. We are nearing the end of our Bryn Mawr experience and will forever be thankful for the education our girls received on its campus. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/10/11
I am an Upper School student at Bryn Mawr and, as a whole, I am very satisfied with it. I have a close relation with many of my teachers and there are so many different ways for me to get involved. The biggest probem with Bryn Mawr is that everything, from arts to athletics, but most of all, academics,
... Read more is a competition. Everybody is always comparing art projects and test grades with each other to see who is better. But there are good things to this little flaw, because it makes me thick-skinned and gives me a push to do better. I would recommend Bryn Mawr to any girl who wants to be challenged academically. Having attended classes at both Gilman and RPCS, it is safe to say that the academics and teaching at Bryn Mawr blows both schools out of the water. Read less
Posted by a other on 01/27/11
Bryn Mawr lures in high-income parents with its lovely campus and slick brochures. Parents: Don't be fooled! The quality of education at Bryn Mawr--that is, what goes on in the classroom--is abysmal. Don't take my word for it. Look at the schools that win local math and science competitions such as
... Read more Math Counts. You won't see Bryn Mawr in the top slots. Indeed, to avoid an embarrassing result, Bryn Mawr often doesn't even compete in such competitions. If you want your daughter to have a rigorous education, send her to one of the many fine public schools in Howard County or Baltimore County. Your daughter will learn much more and it's easier on the pocket book too. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/07/10
Great school! Very academically challenging and beautiful campus and environment!
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