Program Details Tabs


June 24, 2013


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class (By Invitation Only)
Date:  Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm
Location:  The Park School of Baltimore
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants for grades 5-9 participate in writing, test-taking strategies and mathematic workshops to prepare for the Independent School Entrance Exam. Workshops are taught by independent school faculty.

Independent School Entrance Exam (By Invitation Only)
Date:  Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time:  8:00am – 12:00pm
Location:  Roland Park Country School
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants for grades 5-9 take the Independent School Entrance Exam.

Member School Fair (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: Roland Park Country School
Description: Meet Admission officers from each B.E.S.T. Member school. This event is for all accepted B.E.S.T. Applicants and their families.

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class (By Invitation Only)
Date:  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm
Location:  The Park School of Baltimore
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants for grades 5-9 participate in writing, test-taking strategies and mathematic workshops to prepare for the Independent School Entrance Exam. Workshops are taught by independent school faculty.

Independent School Entrance Exam (By Invitation Only)
Date:  Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time:  8:00am – 12:00pm
Location:  Gilman School
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants for grades 5-9 take the Independent School Entrance Exam.

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class (By Invitation Only)
Date:  Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time:  8:00am – 1:00pm
Location:  The Park School of Baltimore
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants for grades 5-9 participate in writing, test-taking strategies and mathematic workshops to prepare for the Independent School Entrance Exam. Workshops are taught by independent school faculty.

Independent School Entrance Exam (By Invitation Only)
Date:  Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time:  8:00am – 1:00pm
Location:  Roland Park Country School
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants for grades 5-9 take the Independent School Entrance Exam.

B.E.S.T. Member School Fair for B.E.S.T. Applicant Families (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Roland Park Country School, Lower School Multipurpose Room
Description: B.E.S.T. Applicants and their families are invited to speak with admissions team members from B.E.S.T. member schools.

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class (By Invitation Only)
Date:  Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:  8:00am – 1:00pm
Location:  The Park School of Baltimore
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants grades 5-9 participate in writing, test-taking strategies and mathematic workshops to prepare for the Independent School Entrance Exam. Workshops are taught by independent school faculty.

Independent School Entrance Exam (By Invitation Only)
Date:  Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time:  8:00am – 1:00pm
Location:  Gilman School
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants in grades 5-9 take the Independent School Entrance Exam.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Financial Aid Workshop and Conversation About the Financial Realities of an Independent School Education (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
Participants: Parents of applicants
Description: Led by the Director of Financial Aid and Enrollment Management of Park School, the Financial Aid Workshop will take a step-by-step look at the process of applying for financial assistance using School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). The Financial Literacy Workshop will help families understand the obligations and timeline of participation in financing an independent school education.

B.E.S.T. Member School Fair for B.E.S.T. Applicant Families (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Roland Park Country School, Lower School Multipurpose Room
Description: B.E.S.T. Applicants and their families are invited to speak with admissions team members from B.E.S.T. member schools.

Financial Aid Workshop and Conversation About the Financial Realities of an Independent School Education (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
Participants: Parents of applicants
Description: Led by the Director of Financial Aid and Enrollment Management of Park School, the Financial Aid Workshop will take a step-by-step look at the process of applying for financial assistance using School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). The Financial Literacy Workshop will help families understand the obligations and timeline of participation in financing an independent school education.

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

Financial Aid Workshop and Conversation About the Financial Realities of an Independent School Education (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
Participants: Parents of applicants
Description: Led by the Director of Financial Aid and Enrollment Management of Park School, the Financial Aid Workshop will take a step-by-step look at the process of applying for financial assistance using School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). The Financial Literacy Workshop will help families understand the obligations and timeline of participation in financing an independent school education.

B.E.S.T. Member School Fair for B.E.S.T. Applicant Families (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Roland Park Country School, Lower School Multipurpose Room
Description: B.E.S.T. Applicants and their families are invited to speak with admissions team members from B.E.S.T. member schools.

Financial Aid Workshop and Conversation About the Financial Realities of an Independent School Education (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
Participants: Parents of applicants
Description: Led by the Director of Financial Aid and Enrollment Management of Park School, the Financial Aid Workshop will take a step-by-step look at the process of applying for financial assistance using School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). The Financial Literacy Workshop will help families understand the obligations and timeline of participation in financing an independent school education.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI)
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Saturdays, October 21, 2017 – March 3, 2018
Time: 8:45am -12:00pm
Location: Gilman School
Description: Leadership program for upper school students emphasizing educational and career choices and the importance of interpersonal relationships and personal accountability. Applications are required for selection to this program and will be made available in mid-summer 2017.

30th Anniversary Celebration and 5th Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Location: The Center Club, Baltimore
Description: Upper School Students, Trustees, Funders, and Special Guests will share in a celebration of B.E.S.T.’s first 30 years.

5th Annual “Starting the College Conversation” Workshop
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: Towson University
Description: “Starting the College Conversation” is a free workshop for 8th and 9th grade students and their parents to learn about the steps to be taking now to create a path to college. This program is part of The .edu Project of B.E.S.T. and done in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and Towson University.

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party / Celebration of the Class of 2018
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Friends School of Baltimore
Description: Holiday party to bring B.E.S.T. families together to celebrate the graduating Class of 2018 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking.

SAT Prep
Date: Sundays, January 14, 2018 – Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Capital Educators at either McDonogh School or St. Paul’s School for Girls
Description: Preparation for the SAT and ACT provided for free through special funding to all B.E.S.T. Juniors.

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

STEP Movie
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Location: The Charles Theatre
Description: B.E.S.T. 6th – 12th grade girls and a parent are invited to attend a complimentary showing of STEP movie. This is a part of the Molly Hathaway Young Women’s Leadership Program

B.E.S.T. Back to School Family Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s School / St. Paul’s School for Girls – Ward Center for the Arts (Dining Hall)
Description: A back-to-school celebration for all B.E.S.T. families to kick off the new school year and to provide an opportunity for student and parent networking.

NMAAHC Leadership Program
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: NMAAHC in Washington, DC
Description: B.E.S.T. upper school students will visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in this explorative leadership program.

Summer Scholars for Middle and Upper School Students
Date: Monday, June 26 – Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time: 8:15am – 3:30pm
Location: Roland Park Country School
Description: Annual five week academic enrichment and transition program for newly enrolled rising middle and upper school students.

Advocates for Children and Youth Luncheon – Reddy Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 11AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Description: 9th – 12th grade B.E.S.T. young men will join B.E.S.T. Trustees, funders, and staff for a luncheon to hear and meet Baltimore native, author and activist, D. Watkins.
Finney Program

Legg Mason Women’s Leadership Network Program
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: Full Day Program
Location: Legg Mason (100 International Drive)
Description: The Women’s Leadership Network at Legg Mason invites a select group of B.E.S.T. upper school girls to a special one-day program. Past topics have included: finance, career paths, interview techniques, social media (do’s and don’ts), and environmental conservation.

Middle School Family Game Night
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Gilman School Lumen Center
Description: Parent networking and student social event to further engage our middle school families.

Torrey Smith Family Fund Charity Basketball Game
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Time: 3PM
Location: Royal Farms Arena
Description: Community event for B.E.S.T. families.

Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 8:45am – 1:00pm
Location: Gilman School (Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute Host Site)
Description: Upper school students will gain knowledge about first impressions, interviewing, “netiquette” & social media, and dining etiquette.
Hathaway and Finney Program

Hidden Figures
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: Senator Theatre
Description: B.E.S.T. 6th – 12th grade girls and a parent are invited to attend a private showing of Hidden Figures.

SAT Prep
Date: Sundays, January 15, 2017 – Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Capital Educators at McDonogh School or St. Paul’s School for Girls
Description: Preparation for the SAT and ACT provided for free through special funding to all B.E.S.T. Juniors.

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party / Celebration of the Class of 2017
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location:  Friends School
Description: Holiday party to bring B.E.S.T. families together to celebrate the graduating Class of 2017 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking.

4th Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date:  Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
Location:  The Center Club, Baltimore
Participants: Upper School B.E.S.T. students, B.E.S.T. Trustees, funders and special guests.
Description: Students, Trustees, Funders and Special Guests will share in a leadership networking breakfast.
Hathaway and Finney Program

4th Annual Starting the College Conversation Sponsored by OneMain Financial
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm Workshop; 5:00pm – 6:00pm Optional Campus Tour
Location:  Towson University, Liberal Arts Building
Participants:  B.E.S.T. and non-B.E.S.T. 8th and 9th Grade Students and Parents
Description“Starting the College Conversation” is a free workshop for 8th and 9th grade students and their parents to learn about the steps to be taking now to create a path to college. This program is part of The .edu Project of B.E.S.T.

Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI)
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Dates: Saturdays, October – March 2017
Time: 8:45am -12:00pm
Location:  Gilman School
Participants: Upper school B.E.S.T. students and non-B.E.S.T. upper school students.
Description: Leadership program for upper school students emphasizing educational and career choices and the importance of interpersonal relationships and personal accountability. Applications are required for selection to this program and will be made available in mid-summer 2016.
Hathaway and Finney Program

Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Saturdays, October 22, 2016 – March 5, 2017
Time: 8:45am -12:00pm
Location: Gilman School
Description: Leadership program for upper school students emphasizing educational and career choices and the importance of interpersonal relationships and personal accountability. Applications are required for selection to this program and will be made available in mid-summer 2016.
Hathaway and Finney Program

B.E.S.T. Back to School Family Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s School / St. Paul’s School for Girls – Ward Center for the Arts (Dining Hall)
Description: A back-to-school celebration for all B.E.S.T. families to kick off the new school year and to provide an opportunity for student and parent networking.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

FAFSA Workshop for B.E.S.T. Class of 2018 Parents
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Gilman School Lumen Center, 2nd Floor
Description: An opportunity for parents of seniors to complete the required FAFSA online forms under the direction and expertise of financial aid professionals.

5th Annual “Starting the College Conversation” Workshop
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: Towson University
Description: “Starting the College Conversation” is a free workshop for 8th and 9th grade students and their parents to learn about the steps to be taking now to create a path to college. This program is part of The .edu Project of B.E.S.T. and done in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and Towson University.

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party / Celebration of the Class of 2018
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Friends School of Baltimore
Description: Holiday party to bring B.E.S.T. families together to celebrate the graduating Class of 2018 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking.

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

STEP Movie
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 1:00pm
Location: The Charles Theatre
Description: B.E.S.T. 6th – 12th grade girls and a parent are invited to attend a complimentary showing of STEP movie. This is a part of the Molly Hathaway Young Women’s Leadership Program

B.E.S.T. Back to School Family Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s School / St. Paul’s School for Girls – Ward Center for the Arts (Dining Hall)
Description: A back-to-school celebration for all B.E.S.T. families to kick off the new school year and to provide an opportunity for student and parent networking.

New Parent Welcome Event
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Calvert School
Description: An evening to welcome newly enrolled B.E.S.T. parents and to provide information and support as they prepare to transition to independent schools.

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party / Celebration of the Class of 2017
Date:  Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:  3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location:  Friends School
Description: Holiday party to bring B.E.S.T. families together to celebrate the graduating Class of 2017 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking.

4th Annual Starting the College Conversation Sponsored by OneMain Financial
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm Workshop; 5:00pm – 6:00pm Optional Campus Tour
Location:  Towson University, Liberal Arts Building
Participants:  B.E.S.T. and non-B.E.S.T. 8th and 9th Grade Students and Parents
Description“Starting the College Conversation” is a free workshop for 8th and 9th grade students and their parents to learn about the steps to be taking now to create a path to college. This program is part of The .edu Project of B.E.S.T.

FAFSA Workshop
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Gilman School Lumen Center, 2nd Floor
Participants: Class of 2017 Parents.
Description: An opportunity for parents of seniors to complete the required FAFSA online forms under the direction and expertise of financial aid professionals.

B.E.S.T. Back to School Family Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s School / St. Paul’s School for Girls – Ward Center for the Arts (Dining Hall)
Participants: All B.E.S.T. students and families.
Description: A back-to-school celebration for all B.E.S.T. families to kick off the new school year and to provide an opportunity for student and parent networking.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Participants: B.E.S.T. Lower School Students and Parents
Description: An opportunity for B.E.S.T. lower school students and parents to attend and enjoy The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

College Tours
Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Time: 7:45am – 5:00pm
Location: Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, College Park
Participants: B.E.S.T. Upper School Students and Parents
Description: Day trip sponsored by B.E.S.T. to explore and experience local universities

B.E.S.T. Middle School Family Game Night
Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Gilman School, Lumen Center
Participants: B.E.S.T. Middle School Students and Parents
Description: The staff of B.E.S.T. invites middle school B.E.S.T. students and parents for an evening of fun, games, and community-building with other middle school B.E.S.T. students and parents.

FAFSA / CSS Profile Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Gilman School Lumen Center, 2nd Floor
Participants: Parents of the class of 2016
Description: An opportunity for parents of the class of 2016 to complete both the required FAFSA and the CSS/Profile online forms under the direction and expertise of financial aid professionals.