About

At a Glance


The Bryn Mawr School is an independent, nonsectarian all-girls school for grades K-12, with a coed preschool. Founded in 1885, Bryn Mawr is one of the oldest college-preparatory schools for girls in the country. The school's five founders – M. Carey Thomas, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Julia Rogers, Mamie Gwinn and Elizabeth King – were determined to offer girls the opportunity to receive the same quality of education then available to boys. It was a radical idea for its time. Guided by the school's first headmistress, the renowned classicist Edith Hamilton, Bryn Mawr became known as a center for academic rigor and inquiry, and maintains this reputation today.

Our goal is to help women succeed by empowering them. We are dedicated to providing girls and young women with the opportunities they deserve. Our students question, lead, achieve and succeed, and they are passionate about lifelong learning. With the support of their teachers and the Bryn Mawr community, they are raising their own expectations about their capabilities – in the classroom, on the stage, in the studio and on the playing field.

Mission Statement

The Bryn Mawr School is an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for girls from preschool through grade twelve. Within a nurturing environment, Bryn Mawr's rigorous academic curriculum inspires a passion for intellectual curiosity and emphasizes the delights and demands of learning. In the classical humanistic tradition, Bryn Mawr promotes the full development of mind, body, and spirit. The school cultivates respect for diversity and engenders habits of moral and ethical leadership and a sense of responsibility to the broader community.

A Bryn Mawr education is grounded in the expectation that young women will be resilient in the face of complexity, ambiguity, and change; will become responsible and confident participants in the world; and, will lead considered and consequential lives.

Diversity Statement

The Bryn Mawr School, founded in 1885 by five young women determined to offer girls the same rigorous education available to boys, has long been concerned with issues of equity and access. We believe that a diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds enriches our students and prepares them to engage with the broader community with insight, conviction, and compassion. Our commitment to honoring the dignity and the rights of all people is reflected in every aspect of our program and our school culture. Building and sustaining a diverse community is an ongoing process that must remain at the heart of our mission as a school. 
Our students live deliberate, considered and consequential lives, with the resourcefulness and self-awareness to make choices for themselves. They know where they want to go and how to create the lives they want to live. They are well-prepared, creative thinkers. They are confident and resilient. They are dynamic, joyful, energetic, powerful and smart women who care for the world.

Board of Trustees

The Bryn Mawr School Board of Trustees is the governing body, composed of alumnae, parents, and friends of the school, that oversees the administration in continuing and maintaining Bryn Mawr’s mission. The Board is also responsible for the sound fiscal management of the school.

Officers

Hadley Hubbard Feiss '82, P'12, '15, Chair
Teacher, Brown Memorial Weekday School

Geoffrey R.B. Carey, P'18, Vice Chair
Partner, Brown Advisory

Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, P'19, '21, Vice Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center

Lisa Lebow Kaufman '84, P'16, '18, Treasurer

Portfolio Manager - Securities, LaSalle Investment Management

Nancy Ratcliffe Ferrell '75, P'13, Secretary

Senior Vice President-Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital

Grace F. Pollack, P'14, '15, Past Chair
Community Volunteer

Members

Gregory Ball, P'18
Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park

Nick Cortezi, P'17

CEO, All Risks, Ltd.

Brad Davidson, P'11

President, Spardata

Meara Quinn Denton, P'18 '21, '25
President, Bryn Mawr Parents' Association

Anne Sapir DeMuth '82, P'13

Personal Financial Manager, Anne S. DeMuth Bookkeeping Services

Ellen Smith Dew '01, President, Alumnae Association
Associate, DLA Piper

Jeannie Finney Emala, P'06, '07, Faculty Representative, Ex-officio
Lower School Teacher, The Bryn Mawr School

Jennie Lee Williams Fowlkes '65, P'89, '91, '96, Trustee Emerita

Community Volunteer

Lexie Bozzuto Greene '95, P'25

Community Volunteer

Harpal "Paul" Khanuja, M.D., P'19, '21
Chief of Adult Reconstruction, Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Medical Center

Joyce A. Kuhns '75
Partner, Saul Ewing LLP

Cheryl Mickel, P'22, '25

Vice President, T. Rowe Price

Terry Moore, P'26
Portfolio Specialist, Fixed Income Division, T. Rowe Price

Kimberley Long Riley '79, Faculty Representative, Ex-officio

Upper School Teacher, The Bryn Mawr School 

Michael Rosenbaum, P'24, '26

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Catalyst IT Services

The Hon. Julie R. Rubin '91
Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court

Sue Sadler, Ex-officio
Head of School, The Bryn Mawr School

Katherine Martien Sullivan, M.D. '74
Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Director, TRANSCEND Research Program; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Henry B. Thomas, P'04, '06, '09
Principal, Cornerstone Financial, LLP

Monica Tucker, P'16, '19

Marketing Manager, Wm. T. Burnett/STX

Betsy Strobel Wilgis '58, P'87, Trustee Emerita
Personal Financial Manager, Wilgis, Darrell & Associates, Inc.

Highlights of the Bryn Mawr Experience

  • 16 sports to choose from
  • 50+ Upper School clubs and student-led organizations
  • 7:1 student to faculty ratio - we know and love each of our students
  • 1:1 technology program in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools
  • Visual and performing arts opportunities in all divisions
  • Exceptional college counseling support
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school with a coed preschool for ages 2 months through 5 years. Bryn Mawr provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.