News

  • Baltimore Ravens to honor Maryvale for community service efforts during Sept. 11 game

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Maryvale has won the Baltimore Ravens Honor Rows competition, which recognizes nonprofits for their community service outreach. As a result, Maryvale will receive 75 tickets to the Thursday, Sept. 11 game against the Steelers. Girls who are involved in the Social Justice Coalition and those who have the most community service hours will receive first rights to the tickets, which also include pre-game access.

  • Archdiocese recognizes Maryvale faculty member with 'teaching excellence' award

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Maryvale French Teacher Jillian Bentley has received the Archdiocesan Teaching Excellence award. She was one of 13 teachers honored Aug. 22 during the 2014 Catholic Schools Convocation at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Mrs. Bentley, who is expecting her first child, was humbled by the experience. She recently described her teaching style. “Everything I do in the classroom is on purpose, from seating arrangements to how I partner the kids up to the assignments that I choose,” she said.

  • Maryvale president welcomes seniors

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Maryvale President Tracey H. Ford welcomed the seniors into the Castle Tuesday, an annual tradition at the start of school. As the girls gathered on the terrace of the Castle, Mrs. Ford offered some words of wisdom. Quoting novelist and columnist Anna Quindlen, she said, “So I suppose the best piece of advice I could give anyone is pretty simple: get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger paycheck, the larger house."

  • Maryvale graduates Class of 2014

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Sixty-five seniors graduated from Maryvale Preparatory School Friday on the Terrace of the Castle, the centerpiece of the 115-acre Greenspring Valley campus. Every member of the Class of 2014 will proceed to college, including the University of Notre Dame, Rochester Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. The girls were collectively awarded more than $5 million in academic scholarships and grants to colleges and universities throughout the country.

  • C-SPAN Television Network recognizes two Maryvale students for their winning documentary

    Posted May 27, 2014

    C-SPAN Television Network honored two seniors for winning a national video documentary competition during a ceremony this afternoon on Maryvale’s campus. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., representatives from C-SPAN — who arrived in a mobile newsroom — recognized Katie Linz and Colette Aroh for their work, "The Cost of the American Dream." Selected from more than 2,300 entries nationwide, the documentary earned an honorable mention placement. Here is a link to their video: http://www.viddler.com/v/f787782b

  • Iconic English Teacher Carol Malone decides to retire after decades of leadership at Maryvale

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Beloved English Teacher Carol Malone has unexpectedly announced her retirement to the faculty, staff and students. She will graduate with the Class of 2014 on June 6. The iconic English teacher has taught at Maryvale since 1971, with the exception of a brief hiatus where she was a part of the faculty team at Catonsville and Carroll County Community colleges. During her tenure, she has guided generations of girls (in some cases, mothers and daughters) through the literary and writing worlds. The positive impact of her masterful teaching will be her legacy.

  • Baltimore media highlight Maryvale's social justice mission as students rally at City Hall

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Local news outlets showcased Maryvale's social justice mission as they chronicled our students participating in a Baltimore City rally to "Bring Back Our Girls." Campus Minister Mary Pat Tilghman and roughly 10 students joined the rally to raise awareness about the nearly 300 girls who were abducted at gunpoint from their Nigerian school dormitories in April. Read the Baltimore Sun story about the event. And, check out Channel 2 as well.

  • Audrey Wilke '15 to lead Upper School Student Council as next president

    Posted May 13, 2014

    The results from Maryvale's Upper School Student Council election are in! Next year’s president will be Audrey Wilke ’15. Kristen Griffith ’15 will serve as vice president, while Amanda Gallagher ’16 will take over as secretary. Amanda Weis ’15, who ran unopposed, will become Maryvale’s next treasurer. The candidates gave their campaign speeches on Monday, while voting took place this morning.

  • Math Teacher and Department Chair Jeanie Grant recognized for 40 years of service to the school

    Posted May 15, 2014

    The Maryvale community honored Jeanie Grant, Math Department chair, for her 40 years of service to the school. Jeanie, who started at Maryvale in 1973, teaches Math at the higher level, including AP classes. President Tracey H. Ford praised Jeanie’s amazing teaching style and unassuming manner. “I’ve never heard a parent complain about Ms. Grant’s teaching,” she said.

  • Outdoor track and field team takes second place in championships, breaks school records

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Maryvale's outdoor track and field team scored 120.16 points to finish in second place behind McDonogh in the championships. School records were broken throughout the competition on May 10. This team was featured in the Catholic Review recently. Check out the article and video, which highlight the positive spirit and no-cut policy, here.