Virtual Event Recordings

General Topics

Why an Independent School and Why Blake? (58 minutes)
Associate Head of School Anne Graybeal shares about what differentiates independent schools and current parents.

Admissions Process and Online Application Overview (27 minutes)
Join Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance Joe Silvestri and Tour and Visit Coordinator Beth Pliego for an overview of the admissions process and guidance on how to use our online application platform.

A Conversation with Head of School Anne Stavney (43 minutes)
Dr. Stanvey shares a few remarks on the start of the 2020-21 school year and answers attendee questions.

Equity and Community Engagement (43 minutes)
Director of the Office of Equity and Community Engagement Tyneeta Canonge shares about the work and mission of her team and answers attendee questions.

Affording Blake (54 minutes)
Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance Joe Silvestri and Assistant Director of Financial Assistance and Grades 1-5 Admissions Coordinator Lynn Loew share about Blake’ financial assistance program and application process.

PE, Wellness and Athletics (38 minutes)
Athletic Director Nick Rathmann and PK-12 Physical Education Department Chair Alanna Wahl talk about PE, wellness and athletics at Blake.

Life After Blake: Alumni Panel (45 minutes)
Dion Crushshon ’88 moderates a panel of alumni including Cameron Downey ’17, Katie Goldstein ’04, Will Kaback ’16 and Zach Marmet ’19. Our alumni share how their experiences at Blake prepared them for college and beyond.

Life After Blake: Alumni Panel (58 minutes)
Dion Crushshon ’88 moderates a panel of alumni including Louise Ba ’20, Will Kaback ’16, Tristan Saldanha ’17 and Sarah Yousha ’20. Our alumni share how their experiences at Blake prepared them for college and beyond.

Arts at Blake (50 minutes)
PK-12 Arts Department Chair Jay Broeker, along with two students, share information about arts at Blake.

Lower School (Pre-K - grade 5)

Questions from the Courtyard: Lower School (47 minutes)
Lower School Admissions Coordinators Laura Mark and Lynn Loew provide an overview of the Lower School and answer questions starting at minute 16.

Early Childhood Literacy at Blake (50 minutes)
Lower School Assistant Director Sherry Faubion and PK-12 Language Arts Department Chair Rick Cawood discuss early childhood (Pre-K, K) literacy at Blake.

A Look at Lower School (55 minutes)
Two Lower School parents share their family's experiences and answer questions about life in Lower School.

Meet the Pre-K, K Teachers (14 minutes)
Meet a few of our amazing Pre-K and K teachers!

Middle School (grades 6-8)

Questions from the Courtyard: Middle School (Admissions Ambassadors Spencer, Emily and Peter answer questions starting at minute 21; 39 minutes)

Questions from the Courtyard: Middle School (Admissions Ambassadors Nina, Shira and Christina answer questions starting at minute 25; 48 minutes)
The beginning portion of these sessions are similar, but different students field questions during each session. We recommend watching one of the presentations and all of the Q&A sessions!

A Look at Middle School (53 minutes)
Join Assistant Middle School Director Robin Ferguson and Admissions Coordinator Adriana Matzke for a look at life in Middle School.

Upper School (grades 9-12)

Questions from the Courtyard: Upper School (Admissions Ambassadors Noor, Matt, Jing Jing answer questions starting at minute 17; 38 minutes)

Questions from the Courtyard: Upper School (9th Grade Dean Jen Vance answers questions starting at minute 22; 51 minutes)

Questions from the Courtyard: Upper School (Admissions Ambassadors Zoe, Ankia and Eva answer questions starting at minute 21; 51 minutes)
The beginning portion of these sessions are similar, but different students field questions during each session. We recommend watching one of the presentations and all of the Q&A sessions!

A Look at Upper School Student Life with Jing Jing (3 minutes)
Join senior Jing Jing as she brings you along her day at Blake’s Upper School. Meet some of her friends and learn about her classes.

A Look at Upper School (56 minutes)
Upper School Director Joe Ruggerio and Admissions Coordinator Adriana Matzke are joined by two Upper School students to share a look at life in Upper School.

An Upper School Tour with Admissions Ambassadors Matt and Rachel (9 minutes)
Join Matt and Rachel for a tour of the Upper School campus.