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{ INDEPENDENT SCHOOL GU I DE } B O A R D I N G S C H O O L S Georgetown Preparatory School N. Bethesda, MD

D A Y S C H O O L S The Rudolf Steiner School New York, NY

The Rudolf Steiner School, on the Upper East Side near the MetropolitanMuseum of Art, is the firstWaldorf school in North America (est. 1928). The coed school of 325 students is part of an international community of 1,200 schools worldwide. From Early Childhood through Grade 12, we cultivate students’ imaginations through the use of the arts in our studies of humanities, science, and math. The Waldorf method is designed to engage growing children with their surrounding world: in the Early Childhood through creative play and daily trips to Central Park; in Elementary School, students learn through social, emotional, and academic growth; and in the High School, the intellectual perspective combines the visual and performing arts with the academic curriculum. In the grades, each morning begins with a “main lesson” in one subject that lasts for three to four weeks. Students create beautifully illustrated main lesson books, which help them become independent, self-directed, and confident learners. Teachers stay with their class for several grades, sometimes from first though eighth grade. Students develop lasting relationships with their classmates and teachers. The high school prepares students for life by cultivating artistic expression, excellent writing, public speaking and through a rich academic program. Tenth grade students may participate in the school’s foreign exchange program where they live with Waldorf families and attend schools in Europe and South America. Students enjoy a social life that is lively and warm. Many participate in sports, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and track, which are open to all students. Community service and trips to farms, the opera, Broadway, and museums, enhance the curriculum. Popular college choices include Georgetown, Brown, Columbia, Middlebury, Vassar, Smith and Rhode Island School of Design. Steiner graduates pursue a path defined by academic excellence, global perspective, social and environmental conscience, and well-earned confidence. Call or e-mail to arrange for a spring tour of our Early Childhood through grade 12 program, and attend our Open House for grades 7-12 on Thursday, April 9 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Learn more about why Waldorf education inspires students to be thinkers, creators, and innovators. Dr. William Macatee, Administrative Director Irene Mantel, Director of Admissions

Georgetown Preparatory School enjoys the unique distinction of being the oldest Catholic Preparatory School for boys in the United States. The first Archbishop of Baltimore, John Carroll, established the “Academy on the Patowmack” in 1789, continuing a tradition of Jesuit education in Maryland that dates back to the founding of the colony more than three hundred fifty years ago. That tradition has for its purpose the same goals that St. Ignatius set for the administration of schools: “promoting the full growth of the person which leads to action based on sound understanding and enlivened by contemplation.”

GEORGETOWN PREPARATORY SCHOOL

We are celebrating our 225th year of educating men of competence, conscience, courage and compassion, men of faith, men for others. Georgetown Prep offers a rigorous, liberal arts education that encourages growth in mind, body, and spirit. As a boarding and day school, we foster a close-knit, global learning environment that challenges each student to achieve his utmost potential. Georgetown Prep students excel in academics, the arts, and athletics. However, at the heart of our education is a call to be men in service to others, who will, as St. Ignatius exhorted, “ite inflammate Omnia,” go forth and set the world on fire. By setting the bar high for our young men, we push them to be their very best. As a result, each year our graduates matriculate to some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Prep’s 92-acre campus features state of the art facilities including smartboards in all classrooms, a recording studio, and some of the best athletic facilities available. However, the learning environment at Prep reaches far beyond our front gates. Located directly across the street from the Metro Red Line, our students enjoy the benefits of studying in our Nation’s Capital. On any weekend, students can be found touring the Smithsonian, catching a Capitals or Georgetown University game at the Verizon Center, studying at the Library of Congress, or sharing a meal in Eastern Market. At Georgetown Prep, we shape our men into leaders that are prepared for the challenges of life and ready to meet them with reflective action. Brian J. Gilbert, Dean of Admissions, Georgetown Preparatory School, 10900 Rockville Pike, N. Bethesda, MD 20852. 301-214-1215; admissions@gprep.org; www.iamahoya.org; www.gprep.org/admissions

Telephone: (212) 535-2130 Website: www.steiner.edu/wmg

THE RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL

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