Student Life

Student Life

Student life at Bryn Mawr is rich with opportunities for personal exploration, growth, discovery and, of course, fun! We offer a whole-girl, whole-day experience that focuses on integrating each girl’s intellectual, physical and personal development in a comprehensive way both in and out of the classroom. This means expanded arts and athletic offerings at all levels; abundant, healthy food choices throughout the day; and clubs, programs and activities that both enrich our students and provide support to families.
Our thriving arts program offers girls a range of fine arts and performance opportunities while our athletics programs boasts 16 different competitive sports. Students in the Middle and Upper Schools can choose from a range of student-led clubs and after-school activities that cater to every interest; dance and music lessons are also available. In the Lower School, students can sign up for music and dance lessons and other special activities. Extended supervision is also available for Lower and Middle School students.

Explore below to learn more about what Mawrtian Nation is like outside of the classroom!

Clubs, Activities & Athletics

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  • Middle School Athletic Offerings

    *Indicates that team practices and plays off-campus.

    • Cross-Country*
    • Field Hockey
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Dance Company
    • Soccer
    • Squash
    • Track/Conditioning
    • Badminton
    • Lacrosse
    • Softball*
    • Tennis
  • Upper School Athletic Offerings

    • Cross Country
    • Field Hockey
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Dance Company
    • Basketball
    • Ice Hockey
    • Indoor Track
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Dance Company
    • Badminton
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Softball
    • Outdoor Track
  • Middle School Clubs & Activities

    • Be On Broadway
    • Playing with String
    • Contract Bridge
    • Sunshine Meditations and Journaling
    • The Finer Things Club
    • Bryn Mawr History Club
    • Minecraft
    • Playing with the Little School
    • The Joy of Painting!
    • Junk Box Challenge
    • Walking Club
    • Food Network Club
    • Keswick Club
    • 3D Printing
    • Disney Club
    • Escape Room
    • Fun With Words & Cards
    • Gamers
    • Just Dance
    • Magpie
    • PE Games
    • Playing with the Little School
    • Zen Coloring

  • Upper School Clubs & Activities

    ActivitiesStudent-Led Clubs
    • Ceramics--Introduction to Wheel Throwing
    • Games and Activities to Get Moving!
    • Knitting & Crocheting for Beginners
    • Mural Painting: Bryn Mawr Beautification
    • Tinkering
    • 3D Printing & Entrepreneurship
    • Creating & Implement an Afternoon Curriculum for Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson Charter School
    • Tutoring
    • Bowling with Gilman
    • College Counseling Helper
    • MS Homework Helper
    • Hand Bells
    • Team Manager
    • Working at the Little School
    • Rock Band
    • String Ensemble
    • Arts Council
    • Athletic Association
    • Community Alliance for Everyone
    • Community Service Learning
    • Environmental Coalition
    • It's Academic
    • Peer Education
    • Student Government Association
    • Asian Awareness & Chinese Culture
    • Chemathon
    • Childhood Cancer Awareness
    • Dead Poet's Society
    • Financial Club
    • Film Club
    • Honor Council (lunch)
    • Nyaka Club
    • One Love Club
    • The Quill
    • S.A.D.D.
    • Surprise Club
    • Animal Welfare
    • Believe in Tomorrow
    • Bryn Mawrtyr
    • Geek Squad
    • It's a Heart Knock Life
    • Just Add Water (JAWS)
    • Missed History
    • Model United Nations (ILMUNC)
    • Photo Club
    • Women in Business
    • Writer's Block
    • Chess Club
    • Culture Club
    • Desi Club
    • Jewish Student Association
    • Mock Trial
    • Model Congress
    • Melange
    • Painting a Mark
    • Black Student Union
    • Chemathon
    • Debate Club
    • Gender & Sexuality Alliance
    • Making BMS Better
    • Medical Club
    • NAMI
    • The Now
    • SAT Math Club
    • Spanish Club
    • Teens Against Alzheimer's
    • Toxic Logic
    • Arts Council
    • Athletic Association
    • Community Alliance for Everyone
    • Community Service Learning
    • Environmental Coalition
    • It's Academic
    • Peer Education
    • Student Government Association
    • Book Club
    • Bryn Mawrtyr
    • JDRF Club
    • Melrose Media
    • Model United Nations (ILMUNC)
    • Tea Club
    • Wounded Warrior Project
    • Writer's Block
    • BARCS
    • Bryn Mawrts
    • French Club
    • Math Team
    • Melange
    • Mock Trial
    • Model Congress
    • Muslim Student's Association
    • Weaving Hope
    • Ambassador's Club
    • Christian Fellowship
    • Pink Ribbon
    • Veg Club

After School Options

The Bryn Mawr School offers several after-school activity options for Lower and Middle School students. To learn more about each program, including schedules and costs, please see below.

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  • Extended Day Program

    The Lower School Extended Day program operates Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Primary Center.

    Extended Day students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, reading, table games and puzzles. In addition, girls can do homework in a quiet workspace. A snack is provided each day.

    Daily and weekly contracts are available on a semester basis. Families are billed monthly based on the fees listed on the contract, not on attendance. We can accommodate mid-semester changes to contracts on the first of each month.

    Drop-in care is available for Lower School families on a daily basis with telephone or written notification to the Lower School office (410-323-1118 x1322). The drop-in fee is $15 per hour/portion of an hour.

    K-1 supervision is available for girls in kindergarten, pre-first and first grades. These girls will be supervised at no charge from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., they will proceed to the 3:30 p.m. carpool or to Extended Day.

    Late carpool pick-up:
    Any student who has not been picked up 20 minutes after school is dismissed will be taken to Extended Day and a drop-in fee of $15 per hour/portion of an hour will be charged.

    Late Extended Day pick-up:
    A $15 fee will be charged for each 5-minute interval that care is required beyond the 6:00 p.m. pick-up time.

    Days of Operation: Extended Day operates every day that school is in session except for the days before Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break. Should the school close early due to inclement weather the Extended Day program will not be available.

    Fees for the 2018-2019 school year

    Weekly contracts:

    Fees are per semester, Monday – Friday, and billed on a monthly basis.
    • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: $1,300
    • 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.: $2,000

    Daily contracts:
    Fees listed are per day and per semester, but will be billed on a monthly basis. Substitutions cannot be made without a contract change.
    • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: $310
    • 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.: $450

    Please contact Carol Barney, Extended Day Program Director 443-552-8895
  • Middle School Before and After-School Supervision

    Before-School Supervision
    Students who arrive on campus between 7:00 and 7:45 a.m. will be supervised by a faculty member in the cafeteria. Breakfast will be available; some items will need to be purchased. No one should arrive before 7:00 a.m. Students are not allowed into the school buildings until 7:45 a.m.

    Afternoon Supervision and Activities
    The Middle School Afternoon Supervision program operates at no cost to families Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00 p.m. in the North Building, unless otherwise noted on our Middle School Calendar. Supervision as a service ends at 6:00 p.m. 

    Please read the procedures carefully and discuss them with your daughter. We will strictly enforce these rules because it is crucial for us to know each student’s whereabouts at all times and to ensure the well being of all our students. When a student fails to comply with a rule, she will have to serve a detention.

    There will be two proctors each afternoon in the North Building – one in NB 8 and one in NB 7. This is an ideal time for your daughters to get some of their homework done. Encourage them to do so!  A couple of times a week informal activities will be offered by US students for no cost that students may choose to join.  

    Procedures and Regulations for Middle School Afternoon Supervision

    All students are required to sign in promptly by 4:00 pm. The school cannot be held responsible for a student who neglects to sign in. If your daughter has a lesson or other arrangements that interfere with the 4:00 deadline, please write or e-mail a note to the Middle School office that can be kept on file for reference during the year.

    1. A student may not sign any name other than her own on the sign-in list. We ask that students please refrain from writing abbreviations on the list, as they are hard for us to decode.
    2. If you are picking up a student, you may park on Melrose Avenue but NOT on the Little School Driveway Circle and walk around to the Quad Door to come in and sign out your students.
    3. The person driving your daughter home must come into the building to sign her out. This is the most frequent infraction of the rules. Please do not ask your daughter to sign herself out.
    4. Students will remain in these locations in the North Building: NB 8, NB 7, Lobby, and the Quad. Only 8th grade students with written permission on the Transportation form may sign out to attend athletic games on campus. Please be aware that they will not be supervised at those events.
    5. Do not make arrangements to pick up your student at any location other than the North Building after 4:00.

    A late fee will be charged after that time: $15.00 per 5 minutes after the 6:00 pm pickup time. Please contact the proctor in the event that you are running late, so he/she can know when to expect you. The school switchboard is shut down at 6:00 p.m. each day. 

    The direct contact number for Afternoon Supervision is 410-323-1118 x1688. Please keep this phone number in an accessible place. Also, be sure your daughter knows how to reach you every afternoon.

    Please contact Matt Hetrick at or 410-323-8800 ext 4009
  • The Dance School at Bryn Mawr

    The Dance School at Bryn Mawr offers afternoon dance classes in Ballet, Jazz and Tap to Bryn Mawr students in grades K-8.

    To learn more about The Dance School, please visit or contact Director Emily Tankersley at
  • American Kodály Children's Chorus

    The American Kodály Children’s Chorus at Bryn Mawr is dedicated to offering all boys and girls ages 5-18 in the greater Baltimore area access to high quality music training in a nurturing environment.

    Students do not need to be enrolled at Bryn Mawr to join. The chorus strives for excellence by providing students with:
    • Vocal pedagogy-based choral and solo singing instruction
    • Kodály method and play-based musicianship coursework
    • Local, regional, and international performance opportunities
    Choristers learn to sing, read and write music through engagement with a diverse repertoire of classical, spiritual and folk music from many traditions. The unique rehearsal and classroom environments offer an enriched learning environment and opportunities for positive social interaction with peers.

    More Information
    To learn more about the American Kodály Children's Chorus, please visit or contact Director Dr. Alyson Shirk at
  • The Music School at Bryn Mawr

    The Music School at Bryn Mawr offers a range of group and private lessons, each designed to provide a strong grounding in music while encouraging creativity and fun.

    Areas of Study

    • Cello
    • Piano
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Flute
    • Violin
    • Guitar
    • Viola
    • Harp
    • Voice
    • Ukulele

    More Information
    To learn more about The Music School, please visit or contact Scott Sauers, Music School Coordinator at
  • Special After School Offerings

    The Lower School hosts special offerings throughout the year such as: Chess, Tennis, and Ceramics. Additional information about these programs including registration will be sent out to parents in the fall.

Middle School Retreats

Upper School Retreats

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.