I am delighted to welcome you to The Bryn Mawr School. This is a truly remarkable place. Our school was founded in 1885 by five pioneering young women determined to offer a college preparatory education to girls – a radical idea at the time. These bold women envisioned a world where women could become leaders in any area – science, business, law, medicine, the arts and more – and they knew that a great education was the key to that goal becoming reality.
At Bryn Mawr, we help young women succeed by empowering them. Our academic program sets high expectations and our students learn resilience as they rise to the challenge, supported by their teachers, mentors and friends. Our goal is to help girls develop and cultivate a lifelong love of learning. We strive to make learning both fun and challenging, and we focus on developing the whole child: mentally, physically, socially and emotionally.
The hallmark of a Bryn Mawr education is a balance of superior academics and fun – the "delights and demands of learning." Every student, from our youngest kindergarteners to our accomplished seniors, is taught to think for herself, to synthesize information, to be both critical and creative. We believe in questioning, debate, practice and commitment. From the spirited sisterhood that thrives in our all-girls environment to innovative course offerings and myriad art, athletic and club opportunities, Bryn Mawr offers an unparalleled educational experience to each girl, no matter what her interests are.
After more than a century, our core mission remains the same: to prepare girls for the challenges of the nation’s most selective colleges. We set each student on a trajectory for success, in college and beyond. Our alumnae tell us again and again that Bryn Mawr was their most formative educational experience, providing an unshakable foundation upon which to build. Whether pursuing an advanced degree in law, business or medicine, becoming a business or community leader, or following in the footsteps of outstanding teachers and mentors, a Bryn Mawr girl constantly challenges herself and strives to make her mark on the world.
Thank you for your interest in Bryn Mawr. I hope to see you on campus soon.
Maureen E. Walsh