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At Severn School, we are scholars, innovators, athletes, artists and more. We believe in character conduct, scholarship, leadership and service. And most of all, we believe in each other — we are family. These are the stories that tie us together. 

2021

  • October

    Severn Unida en Celebración

    Learning a language at the elementary school level is more than vocabulary, sentence structure, and inflection. In addition to boosting problem-solving, critical thinking, and listening skills, the study of language can be a powerful tool for discovery. Jumpstarting the year with a celebration of Hispanic culture in every grade, Ms. Diana Doroteo invites our Lower School Admirals to explore and appreciate the Spanish-speaking community.
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  • Connecting Our Bodies and Minds Through the Breath

    Mindfulness lessons give young students tools to prevent, recognize and address issues from a state of calm self-awareness. Part of our Heartstrings program, these classes offer simple techniques to get through times when emotions run high. In a recent session with Lower School guidance counselor Ms. Karin Mitchell, second graders practiced mind, body, and breath awareness activities based on natural movements with visualization. Live well, be well no matter what age!
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  • June

    Better Together

    We did it. We made it through. We not only survived, we thrived. From hybrid learning and quarantines through the fall and winter to welcoming each grade back to campus in full and resuming in-person gatherings this spring, this year was a roller coaster of challenges and triumphs, loss and laughter, struggle and growth. As we bid a fond farewell to the 20-21 school year, we pause to celebrate milestone moments in our students' lives with graduation and promotion ceremonies, thankfully held in person with guests. Reflecting on the many ways in which the past year kept us apart, we can say with certainty that Severn Admirals are better together.
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  • April

    Finding Beauty Inside and Out

    What is beauty? Is it something we see? Something we feel? Can our actions be beautiful? Last week's Open Doors lessons for grades preschool through five explored the meaning of beauty inside and out through Matt de la Peña's award-winning children's book, Last Stop on Market Street. Part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curriculum, these sessions of Open Doors encouraged students to join a young boy and his grandmother as they travel through the city, finding beauty and positivity in unexpected places.
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  • March

    Signs and Stories To Appreciate Our Differences

    Through every part of our curriculum, Lower School teachers strive to expand their students' understanding of the many different ways of being in the world. For our youngest learners, real-life experience is a critical part of developing those understandings. In a recent Zoom visit with high school students from the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind, first graders in Ms. Cowell and Ms. Wong's classes learned that while communication might not look the same for everyone, a shared love of stories and connection puts us on common ground.
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  • February

    Peace Begins With You

    Our Lower School mindfulness curriculum gives young students tools to prevent, recognize and address issues from a state of calm self-awareness. It’s about learning simple things we can do each day to get through those times when emotions run high. In a recent lesson with Lower School guidance counselor Ms. Karin Mitchell, first graders explored the concept of peace and how to create it first inside themselves and then out in the world.
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Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012
410-647-7700

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-647-7700