Program Details

 

B.E.S.T. is committed to helping our students achieve success and reach their fullest potential.  We provide comprehensive programs for applicants, current students and their parents to help guide them through the initial application process and support them throughout their education. Visit the schedule below for more details.

 

Please note, these programs are by invitation only. To be considered for the B.E.S.T. application process, please fill out the Online Inquiry Form.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Independent School Entrance Exam Preparation Class
Date: December
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
Date: December
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
Date:
December
Location: The Park School of Baltimore
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

SAT Prep   
Date: Sundays, October 13, 2019 – Sunday, December 8, 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Capital Educators at Gilman School
Description: Preparation for the SAT and ACT provided for free through special funding to all B.E.S.T. Juniors.

Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI)
Molly Hathaway Young Women’s and Redmond C.S. Finney Young Men’s Leadership Program
Date:  Saturdays, October 2019 – March 2020
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 2019.

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party / Celebration of the Class of 2020
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
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 2020 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking.

SAT/ACT Prep
Date: Sundays, January 19, 2020 – Sunday, March 22, 2020
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.

SAT/ACT Prep
Date: Sundays, March 2020 – Sunday April, 2020 – TBD
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Capital Educators at Loyola Blakefield
Description: Preparation for the SAT and ACT provided for free through special funding to all B.E.S.T. Juniors.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

B.E.S.T. Family Holiday Party / Celebration of the Class of 2020
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
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 2020 and to provide an opportunity for parent and family networking.