Unfortunately we have to agree with the negative reviews of this school. It looks like there will be more turnover again this year as the school counselor left mid-year. The experienced teachers are dedicated and wonderful but the administration does not support them and seems to be looking to get less experienced teachers in place. We sent our kids here because we thought they would get a quality education in a supportive environment. That has eroded over time and we anticipate the education of students can only get worse with this continued turnover. We have other choices and we would rather leave before it gets worse. We will not return next year.
St. Paul's School for Girls is a private high school in Lutherville Timonium. 444 students attend St. Paul's School for Girls and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Paul's School for Girls is 8:1. St. Timothys School is one of the nearest high schools.
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I really like to write good reviews. There are a few teachers here that likely deserve one. I wish I had better news though. SPSG has been a profound disappointment and now in our 7th and final year is a constant reminder of our poor decision not to switch our daughter out sooner. I certainly was for a stronger head and am not afraid of change but 29 of 50 teacher turnover was a surprise and life on the other side of it - is brutal. The teaching quality suffered there continues to be little structure but now with even less institutional knowledge. The political correctness remains off the charts whereas the moral compass makes even less appearances. The new head is cold with a track record of poorly handled student situations. The Associate Head for Academics is terrible just terrible. What a crying shame that every prospective family can't see how big a mistake it is to send a girl to a declining decaying institution such as this. Jeez expensive mistake.
I unfortunately have to disagree with the 11/9 post- it's been my experience in the last 10 or 15 years that the girls at SPSG have always been happy but the last couple of years have seen a turn for the worse presumably from the change in leadership that has led to a mass exodus of teachers (sorry but you can't have 50% turnover without bad management disguised as "righting the ship.") The professionalism of the staff prevents the worst traits of this administration- insincerity lack of shame antisocial behavior poor judgment lack of insight and an egocentric worldview- from affecting the students but I believe this can only last so long. I would not recommend working here or sending your children to this school.
Removed our child without regret. After a parade of leadership cut from the same cloth...realized that the school is run for the edification of teachers with an agenda not students. The board is way off base on this one can someone educate those people how about an exit interview.
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.
This school is a mess! Took my children out after a year the lack of leadership was astounding.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St paul's for girls is a wonderful mix of great acedemics arts education sports and moral grounding.
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