Program Details Tabs


June 24, 2013


UPCOMING 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.

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
Invited Participants: B.E.S.T. Applicants Grades 5-9
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants grade 5-10 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
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Roland Park Country School
Participants: B.E.S.T. Applicants Grades 5-9
Description: Independent School Entrance Exam

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
Invited Participants: B.E.S.T. Applicants Grades 5-9
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants grade 5-10 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
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Gilman School
Participants: B.E.S.T. Applicants Grades 5-9
Description: Independent School Entrance Exam

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
Invited Participants: B.E.S.T. Applicants Grades 5-9
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants grade 5-10 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 14, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Roland Park Country School
Participants: B.E.S.T. Applicants Grades 5-9
Description: Independent School Entrance Exam

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
Invited Participants: B.E.S.T. Applicants Grades 5-9
Description: B.E.S.T. applicants grade 5-10 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 12, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Gilman School
Participants: B.E.S.T. Applicants Grades 5-9
Description: 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 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

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

Financial Aid Workshop and Conversation About the Financial Realities of an Independent School Education (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
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.

Financial Aid Workshop and Conversation About the Financial Realities of an Independent School Education (By Invitation Only)
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
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


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.

Social Etiquette
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

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

The Bryn Mawr School Summer Enrichment Courses
Date: June – July, 2014
Time: Daytime, Monday – Friday
Location: Bryn Mawr School
Participants: Lower, Middle and Upper School B.E.S.T. students
Description: Summer academic enrichment courses taught by Bryn Mawr faculty

The Young Adult Dale Carnegie Leadership Program
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Sundays, June 8 – August 10, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Location: Dale Carnegie Office, Timonium
Participants: Upper School B.E.S.T. students
Description: The leadership program is designed to work with students to embrace their day-to-day challenges including balancing school, work, relationships and extra-curricular activities. Students are coached to maximize their individual potential by setting breakthrough goals and creating an inspiring vision. Hosted by: Dale Carnegie
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Middle School Summer Scholars Program
Date: June 30, 2014 – July 31, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Location: Roland Park Country School
Participants: Rising newly-enrolled Middle School students
Description: Newly-enrolled Middle School students attend a five-week academic enrichment program to prepare them for transitioning to an independent school in the fall. Classes are taught by independent school teachers.

Upper School Summer Scholars Program
Date: June 30, 2014 – July 31, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Location: Roland Park Country School
Participants: Rising newly-enrolled 9th grade students
Description: Newly-enrolled 9th grade students will attend a five-week academic enrichment program to prepare them for transitioning to an independent school in the fall. Classes are taught by independent school teachers.

Transitioning from Middle School to Upper School Workshop at Summer Scholars
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Location: Roland Park Country School
Participants: Current and newly-enrolled rising 9th grade B.E.S.T. students
Description: Rising 9th grade students will attend a workshop designed to address transitional issues, led by Lise Charlier of Severn School

College Workshop at Summer Scholars
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Location: Roland Park Country School
Participants: Current and newly-enrolled rising 9th grade B.E.S.T. students
Description: Rising 9th grade students will attend a workshop geared toward addressing issues of college preparation as a freshman, led by Alyssa Perez of Towson University.

B.E.S.T. Back to School Family Picnic
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s School for Girls, The Ward Center (11232 Falls Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093)
Participants: All B.E.S.T. students and families
Description: A back-to-school picnic for all B.E.S.T. families at St. Paul’s School for Girls in the Ward Center, to kick off the new school year and to provide an opportunity for student and parent networking.

Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (CLOSED)
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Saturdays, October, 2014 – May, 2015
Time: 9:00am -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 emphasizing educational and career choices and the importance of interpersonal relationships and personal accountability. Hosted by: Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute
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Leaders on Leadership Breakfast
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 7:30am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm Leadership Development Program
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. Following the breakfast, we will host a leadership development program for our students around building a culture of philanthropy in the next generation.
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“Let’s Start Talking About College”
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am Breakfast Refreshments
10:00am – 12:00pm Workshop
12:00pm – 1:00pm Optional Campus Tour
Location: Towson University
Participants: B.E.S.T. and Non-B.E.S.T. 8th grade students and parents
Description: “Let’s Start Talking About College” is a free workshop for 8th graders 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.

B.E.S.T. Holiday Family Party / Celebration of the Class of 2015
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Calvert School
Participants: B.E.S.T. students and families
Description: Holiday party to bring B.E.S.T. families together to celebrate the graduating class of 2015 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking

“Careers & Entrepreneurship: Learning How to Use Your Gifts to Pursue your Passions”
Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Gilman School
Participants: Upper School B.E.S.T. students along with Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute Members
Description: Everyone wants to own a business or establish a successful career, but what does that mean? At this workshop you will discuss the specific steps that need to be taken along your unique road to success. Learn how careers break down into daily activities, the difference between a people-focused career vs. an information-focused career, innovating to address market needs, business principles, and other information. This interactive and engaging program will help you to frame your college decisions based on the pursuit of your passions.
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B.E.S.T. Middle School Family Game Night
Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
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.

Lardarius Web Charity Softball Game
Date: Friday, May 8th 2015
Time: 5:30pm
Location: M&T Bank Stadium
Participants: B.E.S.T. students and parents
Description: An opportunity for B.E.S.T. students and parents to attend and enjoy the Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game

Middle School Summer Scholars Program
Date: June 29, 2015 – July 30, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Roland Park Country School
Participants: Rising newly-enrolled Middle School students
Description: Newly-enrolled Middle School students attend a five-week academic enrichment program to prepare them for transitioning to an independent school in the fall. Classes are taught by independent school teachers.

Upper School Summer Scholars Program
Date: June 29, 2015 – July 30, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Roland Park Country School
Participants: Rising newly-enrolled 9th grade students
Description: Newly-enrolled 9th grade students will attend a five-week academic enrichment program to prepare them for transitioning to an independent school in the fall. Classes are taught by independent school teachers.

Back to School Family Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s School for Girls, The Ward Center (11232 Falls Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093)
Participants: All B.E.S.T. students and families
Description: A back-to-school celebration for all B.E.S.T. families at St. Paul’s School for Girls in the Ward Center, to kick off the new school year and to provide an opportunity for student and parent networking.

3rd Annual Leaders on Leadership Breakfast
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
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.
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Starting the College Conversation
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Towson University
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 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

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party / Celebration of the Class of 2016
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Calvert School
Participants: B.E.S.T. students and families
Description: Holiday party to bring B.E.S.T. families together to celebrate the graduating class of 2016 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking.

Social Etiquette
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
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

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.

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.

Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI)
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Saturdays, October 2015 – March 2016
Time: 8:45am -12:00pm
Location: Gilman School
Participants: B.E.S.T. Upper School students
Description: Leadership program emphasizing educational and career choices and the importance of interpersonal relationships and personal accountability. Applications to apply for this program will be available later this summer from GBALI. Check back for updates.
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A Morning with Wes Moore
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland
Description: B.E.S.T. upper school students will spend the morning in conversation with Wes Moore, nationally acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work; and Founder and CEO of BridgeEdU. Wes Moore is a youth advo­cate, Army com­bat vet­eran, social entre­pre­neur, and host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Win­frey Net­work. Wes Moore’s mission is to help young people succeed and make the right choices through education and awareness alongside the support oftheir parents, teachers, and mentors.
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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.

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.

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.
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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.


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


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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.

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

B.E.S.T. Back to School Family Picnic
Parent Support Network
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s School for Girls, The Ward Center (11232 Falls Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093)
Participants: All B.E.S.T. students and families
Description: A back-to-school picnic for all B.E.S.T. families at St. Paul’s School for Girls in the Ward Center, to kick off the new school year and to provide an opportunity for student and parent networking.

“Let’s Start Talking About College”
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am Breakfast Refreshments
10:00am – 12:00pm Workshop
12:00pm – 1:00pm Optional Campus Tour
Location: Towson University
Participants: B.E.S.T. and Non-B.E.S.T. 8th grade students and parents
Description: “Let’s Start Talking About College” is a free workshop for 8th graders 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.

B.E.S.T. Holiday Family Party / Celebration of the Class of 2015
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Calvert School
Participants: B.E.S.T. students and families
Description: Holiday party to bring B.E.S.T. families together to celebrate the graduating class of 2015 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking.

B.E.S.T. Middle School Family Game Night
Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
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.

Lardarius Web Charity Softball Game
Date: Friday, May 8th 2015
Time: 5:30pm
Location: M&T Bank Stadium
Participants: B.E.S.T. students and parents
Description: An opportunity for B.E.S.T. students and parents to attend and enjoy the Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game

B.E.S.T. New Parent Welcome Night
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Bryn Mawr School, North Building (109 W. Melrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210)
Participants: All parents of newly enrolling B.E.S.T. students
Description: An evening for all parents of newly enrolling B.E.S.T. students to meet the staff of B.E.S.T., network with fellow parents of newly enrolling B.E.S.T. students, and hear from current B.E.S.T. parents about their independent school experience.

Back to School Family Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s School for Girls, The Ward Center (11232 Falls Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093)
Participants: All B.E.S.T. students and families
Description: A back-to-school celebration for all B.E.S.T. families at St. Paul’s School for Girls in the Ward Center, to kick off the new school year and to provide an opportunity for student and parent networking.

Starting the College Conversation
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Towson University
Participants: B.E.S.T. and non-B.E.S.T. 8th Grade students and parents
Description: “Starting the College Conversation” is a free workshop for 8th 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.

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party / Celebration of the Class of 2016
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Calvert School
Participants: B.E.S.T. students and families
Description: Holiday party to bring B.E.S.T. families together to celebrate the graduating class of 2016 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking

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.

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.

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

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


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.

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.


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.