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B.E.S.T. 2018-2019 Admissions Process Has Begun

May 12, 2017

If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten – 9th grade in the fall of 2018 and would like to start the process with...

B.E.S.T. and Professor D. Watkins

May 10, 2017

On Wednesday, May 10th, B.E.S.T. Upper School young men, their Heads of School, faculty, B.E.S.T. Trustees and B.E.S.T. Alumni attended the Advocates for Children &...

2017 Stanley I. Panitz Leadership Award Winners

May 9, 2017

Congratulations to Kalin E., McDonogh School ’18, and Bomani K., St. Paul’s School ’18, for being named the 2017 Stanley I. Panitz Leadership Award winners!...

Farewells and Thank Yous to our Board Members

May 9, 2017

On Tuesday, May 9th, the B.E.S.T. Board of Trustees convened for our final meeting of fiscal year 2017 and Breakfast Celebration to honor and thank...

5th Annual .edu Project Professional Development Workshop at JHU

May 5, 2017

On Friday, May 5th, B.E.S.T. hosted our 5th Annual .edu Project Professional Development Workshop in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City Public Schools....

Torrey Smith Family Fund Charity Basketball Game

March 19, 2017

The Torrey Smith Family Fund graciously provided tickets for twenty-one B.E.S.T. families to attend the organization’s Charity Basketball Game at Royal Farms Arena on Sunday...

Success Strategies for Our Next Generation of Leaders

February 25, 2017

On Saturday, February 25th, as part of the Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Programs – 30 Upper School B.E.S.T....

Private Screening of Hidden Figures for B.E.S.T.

February 14, 2017

Thank you to Trustee, Vernon Reid, for treating B.E.S.T. Middle and Upper School Girls to a private viewing of Hidden Figures on Saturday, February 5th...

Career Connection for B.E.S.T. Alumnus

February 9, 2017

Congratulations to Cameron Wade, B.E.S.T. and Gilman Alumnus, Class of 2013, for securing a position with The Management Development Program (MDP) at M&T Bank in...

B.E.S.T. Alumnus Gives Back to his Alma Mater

February 2, 2017

Todd Bowens, B.E.S.T. and Boys’ Latin School of Maryland Alumnus ’97, spent time with the Boys’ Latin Diversity Club this week. Please click here to...

Black History Month in Baltimore

February 1, 2017

The month of February is designated as Black History Month, and we at B.E.S.T. take pride in using this time to encourage the B.E.S.T. community...

B.E.S.T. is Hiring

January 9, 2017

The Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust is hiring! We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional to join our team as a Development and Program Associate....

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party

December 3, 2016

On Saturday, December 3rd, B.E.S.T. students, families and staff joined in a celebration at Friends School for our annual B.E.S.T Family Holiday Party. B.E.S.T. families...

B.E.S.T. and the Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program

November 20, 2016

On Sunday, November 20th, nine B.E.S.T. students celebrated their graduation from the Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program. Over the previous 9 weeks, participants learned...

4th Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast 

November 3, 2016

On Thursday, November 3rd, B.E.S.T. upper school students and alumni, Baltimore leaders, B.E.S.T. Trustees and generous funders gathered for the 4th Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast at...

B.E.S.T. Celebrates Crystal Lee, Director of Advancement and BBJ “40 Under 40” Honoree

November 3, 2016

On Thursday, November 3rd, B.E.S.T. Staff were joined by Stu Simms, Board President, and Karlo Young, President-Elect, to celebrate Crystal Lee at the BBJ “40...

4th Annual Starting the College Conversation Workshop sponsored by OneMain Financial

October 29, 2016

On Saturday, October 29th, B.E.S.T. hosted our 4th Annual “Starting the College Conversation” Workshop at Towson University for 8th and 9th grade students and parents sponsored by...

B.E.S.T. Alumni Networking Breakfast

October 19, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19th, seventeen B.E.S.T. Alumni gathered at Donna’s of Cross Keys for our 3rd Annual Alumni Networking Breakfast. Alums from the Classes of...

FAFSA Workshop for Parents of B.E.S.T. Seniors

October 15, 2016

On Saturday, October 15th, B.E.S.T., in partnership with three member schools, Bryn Mawr School, Gilman School, and Roland Park Country School, hosted a College Financial...

Crystal Lee, B.E.S.T. Director of Advancement, Named as a Baltimore Business Journal “40 Under 40” Honoree

August 30, 2016

B.E.S.T. celebrates Crystal Lee, Director of Advancement, for her recent selection by the Baltimore Business Journal as a 2016 “40 Under 40” Honoree. As the...

B.E.S.T. Alumni Spotlight – Virginia Leach, Garrison Forest School, Class of 2016

August 29, 2016

After completing her summer job as a mentor with Middle Grades Partnership, Virginia Leach, B.E.S.T. and Garrison Forest School Alumna, Class of 2016, was invited...

Back To School Celebration for B.E.S.T. Families

August 18, 2016

On Thursday, August 18, B.E.S.T. staff welcomed over 230 B.E.S.T. Family members to our annual Back to School Celebration at the Ward Center at St....

Member School Networking Breakfast

August 17, 2016

On Wednesday, August 17, B.E.S.T. staff welcomed Diversity, Admissions, College Guidance and Alumni staff from our member schools to the 2016-2017 school year with a...

Welcome to Our New B.E.S.T. Trustees

August 16, 2016

On Tuesday, August 16, the B.E.S.T. Board of Trustees welcomed our new Board members at a breakfast hosted at The Park School of Baltimore. Caroline...

Summer Scholars Closing Ceremony

August 2, 2016

Congratulations to our newly enrolled Middle and Upper School students who completed their five week Summer Scholars Program last week! Thank you to the wonderful...

Summer Scholars Update

July 20, 2016

B.E.S.T. Summer Scholars Update Our 25 newly enrolled middle and upper school B.E.S.T. students are more than halfway through their five week Summer Scholars transition...

B.E.S.T. 2017-2018 Admissions Season Has Begun

July 11, 2016

If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten – 9th grade in the fall of 2017 and would like to start the process...

New Parent Welcome Dinner

June 23, 2016

New B.E.S.T. Families kicked off the 2016-2017 School Year at the New Parent Welcome Dinner hosted at Bryn Mawr School on Thursday, June 23rd. Bryn...

2016 Stanley I. Panitz Leadership Awards

May 17, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17th, Ryley Y. at Garrison Forest School and Josiah B. at The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland were awarded the Stanley I....

B.E.S.T. Family Day at the Maryland Zoo

May 14, 2016

On Saturday, May 14th, 78 B.E.S.T. Lower and Middle School Family members enjoyed a day at the Maryland Zoo. Thank you to B.E.S.T. Trustee, Diane...

The .edu Project at B.E.S.T. 4th Annual Professional Development Workshop: Supporting First Generation College Students

May 13, 2016

On Friday, May 13th, B.E.S.T. hosted the 4th Annual .edu Project Professional Development Workshop for College Guidance Professionals, Nonprofit Leadership and College Admissions and Program...

David Fakunle, B.E.S.T. and Friends School Alum ‘05 Plays a Leadership Role with Light City

May 10, 2016

David Fakunle attended a community meeting over a year ago to discuss Light City with the festival organizers. At the meeting, he challenged the organizers...

The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland’s Legacy Luncheon

April 23, 2016

On Saturday, April 23rd, B.E.S.T. Alumna and Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Tiffani S. Collins sponsored five B.E.S.T. upper school girls to join...

2nd Annual B.E.S.T. Alumni Networking Breakfast

April 21, 2016

On Thursday, April 21st, B.E.S.T. hosted our second annual Alumni Networking Breakfast for post-college aged Alumni. Alums spanning over 15 years gathered at Donna’s of...

A Morning with Wes Moore

April 9, 2016

On Saturday, April 9th, Wes Moore spent the morning with B.E.S.T. upper school students at the Boys’ Latin School, sharing his story, insights and advice. ...

Maryland College Tours

March 21, 2016

On Monday, March 21st, 27 B.E.S.T. upper school students and their parents participated in a day of Maryland College Tours. We began our day at...

Second Annual Middle School Family Game Night

March 11, 2016

Our second annual Middle School Family Game Night was a huge success. 77 B.E.S.T. middle school family members joined us at Gilman School to dance,...

Social Etiquette for Our Next Generation of Leaders

February 27, 2016

B.E.S.T. and the Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute On Saturday, February 27th, as part of the Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young...

Final Thoughts – What Does Black History Month Mean to You?

February 23, 2016

As we enter the final days of Black History Month, we thank each of you for your participation and support of this B.E.S.T. initiative. There...

B.E.S.T. and the Legg Mason Women’s Leadership Network Mentor Day 2016

February 17, 2016

On Wednesday, February 17th, 10 of our B.E.S.T. juniors and seniors participated in the Legg Mason Women’s Leadership Network Mentor Day.  This annual event hosted...

What Does Black History Month Mean to You? Volume Three

February 16, 2016

“The significance of Black History Month for me lies mostly in the fact that it is an organized time for reflection, by all people, on...

What Does Black History Month Mean to You? Volume Two

February 9, 2016

“Black History Month means a lot to me. It makes me feel good and very important that so many people sacrifice their lives to let...

B.E.S.T. & Gilman School Host a FAFSA Workshop for 12th Grade Parents

February 6, 2016

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, B.E.S.T. partnered with Gilman School to host a College Financial Aid Forms Workshop for Class of 2016 parents.  Carl Ahlgren,...

What Does Black History Month Mean to You? Volume One

February 2, 2016

Through the decades, sacrifices have led to advancements ensuring a progressive future for all communities. The month of February is designated as Black History Month,...

2015 B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party

December 5, 2015

B.E.S.T. students and their families joined us at Calvert School on Saturday, December 5th for our annual B.E.S.T Family Holiday Party. It was a joyful...

3rd Annual Starting the College Conversation Workshop

November 30, 2015

On Saturday, November 21st, B.E.S.T. hosted our third annual “Starting the College Conversation” Workshop at Towson University for 8th and 9th grade students. We are...

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust 2015 Annual Report

November 24, 2015

  Click here to view our 2015 Annual Report ...

3rd Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast

November 5, 2015

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust 3rd Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast On Thursday, November 5th, B.E.S.T. hosted our 3rd annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast. Over 90...

B.E.S.T. Board Vice President Selected as one of Fifty Leading Women in Maryland

October 9, 2015

B.E.S.T. congratulates Tiffani S. Collins, B.E.S.T. / Friends School Alumna, ’00, and B.E.S.T. Board Vice President, for being selected as one of fifty Leading Women...

B.E.S.T. Fall Briefing

September 28, 2015

Please click here to enjoy our Fall Briefing....

Sara Bleich, B.E.S.T. Alumna Class of 1996, Named as White House Fellow

August 24, 2015

We are thrilled to share the news that Sara Bleich, B.E.S.T. and Garrison Forest School Alumna ’96, has been named as a White House Fellow....

Back to School Celebration

August 20, 2015

Over 250 B.E.S.T. Family members joined us at St. Paul’s School/St. Paul’s School for Girls Ward Center for our annual Back to School Celebration. They...

New Trustee Welcome Breakfast

August 18, 2015

This morning, the B.E.S.T. Board of Trustees welcomed its newest members Matthew Nespole (The Key School), Craig Watson (T. Rowe Price) and Karlo Young (Signal...

Highlights from B.E.S.T. Summer Scholars 2015

July 30, 2015

Highlights from B.E.S.T. Summer Scholars 2015 Last week, 28 newly enrolled B.E.S.T. 5th – 9th grade students completed our annual Summer Scholars Program. These bright...

Summer Scholars 2015 Kick-Off

June 29, 2015

B.E.S.T. welcomes our newly enrolled rising Middle and Upper School Students to Summer Scholars! On Monday, 29 middle and upper school students and their parents...

New Parent Welcome Dinner

June 25, 2015

The 2015-2016 school year is officially underway for B.E.S.T. families. We celebrated the upcoming school year with a new parent dinner hosted at Bryn Mawr...

2015 SCRAMBLE FOR BALTIMORE- SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

June 4, 2015

Last year was such a huge success… we are doing it again! Showcase your company in a 2 Fore 1 sponsorship, supporting two outstanding causes,...

B.E.S.T. College-Aged Alumni Open House

May 28, 2015

Alumni Open House College-aged B.E.S.T. Alumni returned to B.E.S.T. this week to update us and each other on their college experiences thus far. Alumni from...

B.E.S.T. Attends the Lardarius Web Charity Softball Game

May 8, 2015

On Friday, May 8th, B.E.S.T. provided the opportunity for 22 families to attend the Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game hosted at M&T Bank Stadium. The...

The .edu Project at B.E.S.T.

May 1, 2015

The .edu Project at B.E.S.T. 3rd Annual Professional Development Workshop On Friday, May 1st, close to 100 college professionals from Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore...

B.E.S.T. Alumni Networking Breakfast

April 21, 2015

Our first B.E.S.T. Alumni Networking Breakfast was a huge success! B.E.S.T. Alumni from Classes of 1996 through the class of 2010 gathered at Donna’s Café...

New Online Resource for B.E.S.T. Parents

April 1, 2015

B.E.S.T. is pleased to announce the launch of the Parent Online Learning Center, a new section of our website featuring videos and resources designed to support...

B.E.S.T. Middle School Family Game Night

March 27, 2015

On Friday, March 27th, B.E.S.T. hosted our first annual Middle School Family Game Night at Gilman School. 60 B.E.S.T. students and family members had fun...

Networking Breakfast for Post-College B.E.S.T. Alumni

March 10, 2015

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B.E.S.T. and the Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute

March 4, 2015

On Saturday, February 28th, as part of the Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Programs, 43 Upper School B.E.S.T. students and...

B.E.S.T. Alumna, Sara Bleich ’96 Wins Prestigious Award

March 3, 2015

Congratulations to B.E.S.T. and Garrison Forest Alumna, Dr. Sara Bleich ’96 – Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health who recently...

B.E.S.T. Celebrates Black History Month with: DR. ELIZABETH FRAN JOHNSON

February 24, 2015

 B.E.S.T. Celebrates Black History Month with:  DR. ELIZABETH FRAN JOHNSON     “Throughout the years Elizabeth F. Johnson has been honored on more than forty occasions...

B.E.S.T. Celebrates Black History Month with: Thurgood Marshall

February 17, 2015

B.E.S.T. Celebrates Black History Month with: Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and civil rights advocate. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Marshall...

B.E.S.T. Celebrates Black History Month with: DR. LILLIE M. CARROLL JACKSON

February 10, 2015

B.E.S.T. Celebrates Black History Month With:  DR. LILLIE M. CARROLL JACKSON   Called “Dr. Lillie,” “Ma Jackson,” and the “mother of the civil rights movement,” Dr....

B.E.S.T. Celebrates Black History Month with:REGINALD F. LEWIS

February 3, 2015

B.E.S.T. Celebrates Black History Month with:   REGINALD F. LEWIS  Photo: www.rflewismuseum.org/  Reginald F. Lewis was an American businessman born in Baltimore, MD. Lewis graduated from Virginia...

B.E.S.T. Celebrates the Holidays with Our Families

December 6, 2014

B.E.S.T. hosted our annual Family Holiday Party on Saturday, December 6th at Calvert School. Over 150 B.E.S.T. family members came together to celebrate the holiday...

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust 2014 Annual Report

November 14, 2014

Click Here to View Our 2014 Annual Report...

B.E.S.T. CULTIVATION COFFEE

November 13, 2014

On Wednesday, November 12th, Trustees Kimberly Cashman and Annie Staley hosted a Cultivation Coffee at Donna’s Cross Keys to introduce their friends to the important...

Starting the College Conversation Workshop

November 1, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st, B.E.S.T. hosted our second annual “Starting the College Conversation” Workshop at Towson University for 8th grade students, their families and faculty...

Leaders on Leadership Breakfast

October 20, 2014

On Monday, October 20th, Baltimore area leaders joined B.E.S.T. upper school students for our second annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast. Our honored speakers were Khalil...

B.E.S.T. Back-to-School Family Celebration

August 21, 2014

B.E.S.T. kicked off the start of the new school year for current and newly enrolled students and families at our annual B.E.S.T. Back-to-School Family Celebration....

B.E.S.T. Back to School Professional Networking Breakfast with Our Member Schools

August 19, 2014

On Tuesday, August 19th,  B.E.S.T. hosted a Back to School Professional Networking Breakfast for Admissions, Diversity and College Guidance teams from our member schools at...

Scramble for Baltimore

August 11, 2014

The Scramble for Baltimore Golf Outing was a huge success, raising $20,000 for the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust and The William S. Baer School. 112...

The Young Adult Dale Carnegie Leadership Program

August 10, 2014

This summer, nine B.E.S.T. students participated in The Young Adult Dale Carnegie Leadership Program, a 9-week program comprised of 30 students who met every Sunday...

Summer Scholars 2014 Closing Ceremonies

July 31, 2014

Congratulations to our twenty-one Middle and Upper School students who celebrated the closing exercises of the annual B.E.S.T. Summer Scholars Program. These bright and energetic...

Camp Hippodrome Welcomes B.E.S.T. Summer Scholars

July 2, 2014

This week, B.E.S.T. Summer Scholars students spent the day at the Hippodrome Foundation’s “Camp Hippodrome”, to foster an appreciation for the theatrical arts, to branch...

Summer Scholars is Off to a Strong Start

July 1, 2014

B.E.S.T. Summer Scholars is a five week enrichment program hosted at Roland Park Country School that facilitates the successful transition for B.E.S.T. newly enrolled rising...

Board Member Alex Kirby Organizes Golf Tournament to Benefit B.E.S.T. and the William S. Baer School

June 18, 2014

Registration is open for the 2014 Scramble for Baltimore, benefiting B.E.S.T. and the William S. Baer School. Registration is now open online for the August...

Dorien Russell, St. Paul’s School Class of 2014, Gives Commencement Address

June 7, 2014

Congratulations to B.E.S.T. Scholar, Dorien Russell, for being selected to give the Commencement Address at St. Paul’s School. Click Here to enjoy his wonderful remarks. ...

Staff Announcements at the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust

June 5, 2014

New Executive Director at B.E.S.T. Jessica Suriano Executive Director Born and raised in Baltimore City, Jessica attended the Bryn Mawr School before earning a bachelor’s...

2nd Annual .edu Project Professional Development Workshop Hosted by B.E.S.T.

May 7, 2014

                                                  The...

B.E.S.T. and the Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute

March 1, 2014

Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Programs in partnership with the Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute:  “Building Your Support Team”...

New Executive Director Announcement

January 9, 2014

Thank you again for your support of the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust. The past several years have yielded extraordinary improvements. As you know, the Baltimore...

B.E.S.T. Celebrated the Holidays at our Annual B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party

December 7, 2013

On Saturday, December 7th at Friends School, B.E.S.T. hosted our annual B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party.  Students, parents, grandparents and friends joined the staff at B.E.S.T....

Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust 2013 Annual Report

November 20, 2013

Click Here to View our 2013 Annual Report...

“Let’s Start Talking About College”

November 9, 2013

“Let’s Start Talking About College”  A College Readiness Workshop for 8th Graders and their Parents On Saturday, November 9th, B.E.S.T. hosted a college readiness workshop...

“Leaders on Leadership” Breakfast and Dale Carnegie Student Workshop

November 4, 2013

“Leaders on Leadership” Breakfast On Monday, November 4th, the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust hosted a “Leaders on Leadership” breakfast at the Center Club for our...

Garrison Forest School Announces Their Next Head of School

October 16, 2013

Garrison Forest School Announces Their Next Head of School. Click here to read the announcement....

B.E.S.T. MEMBER SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE/FALL VISITING DAYS SCHEDULE

September 17, 2013

Over the next few months, our member schools will be hosting open houses, scheduled tours, and special visits on their campuses for prospective students and...

Fall 2013 B.E.S.T. Briefing

September 17, 2013

Our Fall 2013 B.E.S.T. Briefing includes our summer wrap-up and exciting information about our K – 12 and college students. Click here to read more....

Alumni Winston Antoine Does Outreach to Ethiopian Children in New Brunswick, Maine

July 22, 2013

Winston Antoine, St. Paul’s School ’12, is currently an intern with Tree Street Youth in Maine. Winston is teaching Spanish to students in grade 5...

Student Remarks by Dania Morris, Maryvale Preparatory School, Class of 2013

May 21, 2013

Dania Morris, Maryvale Preparatory School (Class of 2013) was invited to attend the recent meeting of the B.E.S.T Board of Trustees held this month at...

“Making Your Path, Building Your Future,” a Leadership Program of B.E.S.T.

March 2, 2013

“Making Your Path, Building Your Future” A Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program of B.E.S.T.  Co-hosted by St. Paul’s...

First Generation Affinity Group

March 1, 2013

First Generation Affinity Group: Under the leadership of the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, an affinity group of representatives from Universities and private and public schools...

The .edu Project

March 1, 2013

The .edu Project: As educational reform continues in Baltimore, more of our city’s high school students are positioned to attend colleges and universities. Collaborative partnerships...