B.E.S.T. 30th Anniversary Video


November 9, 2017

This year, B.E.S.T. is celebrating our 30th Anniversary!

In 1987, the Heads of School at Bryn Mawr School, Friends School of Baltimore, Gilman School, McDonogh School and Roland Park Country School – through the merger of two similar organizations – founded B.E.S.T. to encourage, support and increase educational opportunities for academically ambitious African American students from the Baltimore area. For three decades, our mission has made a tremendous difference in K-12 educational opportunity and success for African American children, in the diversity of our nineteen independent member schools, and in the expansion of talented leadership in the Baltimore community, across our country and around the world.

To commemorate such an important milestone in our history, we are excited to share our 30th Anniversary Video with all of you:

Thank you to all those who participated in the video, including: B.E.S.T. Alumni, Tiffani Collins and Josh Perry;  B.E.S.T. Trustee Emeritus, Theo Rodgers; Co-Founding Head of School and B.E.S.T. Trustee Emeritus, Redmond C.S. Finney; and students from Bryn Mawr School, Gilman School, McDonogh School and Roland Park Country School.