St. Paul's School for Girls

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For the school in Birmingham, United Kingdom with the same name, see St Paul's School for Girls.
St. Paul's School for Girls
Brooklandville, MD
Coordinates 39°25′39.5″N 76°40′36.4″W / 39.427639°N 76.676778°W / 39.427639; -76.676778Coordinates: 39°25′39.5″N 76°40′36.4″W / 39.427639°N 76.676778°W / 39.427639; -76.676778
Type Private, Day
Religious affiliation(s) Episcopal
Established 1959
Sister school St. Paul's School for Boys
Headmistress Penny Bach Evins
Faculty 63
Gender Girls
Enrollment c. 406
Campus Suburban, 38 acres
Color(s) Green and white
Mascot Gator
Average SAT scores N/A

St. Paul's School for Girls is an independent college-preparatory school in Brooklandville, Maryland founded in 1959 to replace an older girls' school which had been closed.

Its all-boys brother school St. Paul's School is located on an adjacent campus. The Upper Schools share some foreign language and certain elective classes.


It is situated on a rural campus in the Green Spring Valley, about ten miles (16 km) north of the city of Baltimore.


The school was founded in 1959, on a site adjacent to St. Paul's School for Boys. Its predecessor, St. Paul's Girls' School, had been founded in 1799 as the Orphanage of the Benevolent Society. St. Paul's School for Girls was not an orphanage in the 1900s but a home for young ladies of means that had behavioral problems; e.g., they were often from broken homes. The females were not educated at the School but in the public school system of Baltimore City. The Girls School was closed by the mid-1900s (after 1950). Only 24 girls (in 1941 there were 25) between the ages of 7-15 were accepted to board each term. Emma London was the last Director of the School, which occupied the old "Evergreen" mansion at 2300 Warwick Avenue in Baltimore from September 1929 until its close. This is not the historic Evergreen Plantation associated with Johns Hopkins.

The school was approved for international students under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program in 2003.[1]

The school was designated a Green School in September 2007 by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.[2]

Heads of School[edit]

  • Rosalind Levering
  • Mary Frances Wagley
  • Mary Ellen Thomsen
  • Lila Lohr
  • Dr. Evelyn A. Flory
  • Nancy Laufe Eisenberg
  • Michael Eanes (interim head)
  • Monica M. Gillespie, Ph.D.
  • Lila Lohr (interim head)
  • Penny Bach Evins[3]


The school was ranked number two in Maryland in lacrosse in 2006,[4] after being ranked third in 2005,[5] and second in 2004.[6]

The volleyball team finished #1 in the state in 2007. They won the A conference IAAM championship, which they had also won in 2005, against rival Spalding, 3-0.[7] One week later they won the Maryland/DC tournament. They were led with all conference Bailey Webster. Key Players: Bailey Griswold, Jillian Unitas, Rachel Kelley, Liz Vlk.


  1. ^ "List of SEVIS approved schools - Maryland". International Students. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  2. ^ Choi, Jennifer (2007-09-08). "Green is now routine at Brooklandville school". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2007-10-06.[dead link]
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  4. ^ "Regional Ratings". LaxPower. 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  5. ^ "Regional Ratings". LaxPower. 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  6. ^ "Regional Ratings". LaxPower. 2004. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  7. ^ Frainie, Mike (2007-11-04). "Unitas, St. Paul's grab title". High School Sports. Retrieved 2008-01-02.[dead link]

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