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February 27, 2013 | BY REBECCA BORISON, Daily News Staff Writerborisor@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
AT A TIME when public and Catholic schools are closing, independent schools face the challenge of instituting progressive programming without hiking tuition. The National Association of Independent Schools will tackle this and other issues at its annual conference this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Jacquelyn Hamilton, winner of the association's Diversity Leadership Award, said she's looking forward to "the chance to reconnect with other educators nationally. " Hamilton, head of the lower school at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, said sharing ideas helps educators remain current.
NEWS
November 25, 1991 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allison Chalmers, 10, and her mother, Barbara, of West Norriton, threaded their way through booths containing glossy brochures about local independent schools during a school fair yesterday at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science in East Falls. "We are definitely looking for a school with a good math program," Allison explained. "I love math. " Allison is a fifth grader at Plymouth Meeting Friends School, in Montgomery County. But since that school ends after the sixth grade, she and her mother have embarked on a mission to find her next school.
SPORTS
February 17, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Julian Moore stepped to the line for a late foul shot, someone on the court chirped at him. The 6-foot-9 center coolly sank the shot, looked at his tormentor, and let out a yell. "I don't usually do that," Moore said. "I was just in the moment. " What a moment it was. Moore hit three free throws down the stretch, including two with less than a minute to play, to give Germantown Academy the lead for good in a 53-47 win over Kiski School in the championship game of the state Independent Schools tournament Saturday night at Malvern Prep.
NEWS
July 18, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Griffin knows what Margie Winters is going through. He experienced the shock of being fired from a Catholic-school teaching job for wanting to marry his longtime partner, even though administrators knew he was gay. The aftermath is familiar: The outpouring of support from parents and students. The Facebook page dripping with indignation at what is seen as the hypocrisy of the school and the church. And finally, in Griffin's case, the rebuilding of his career as a Spanish and French teacher, along with his life with his husband, Vincent Giannetto, an elementary school teacher.
NEWS
March 3, 1991 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carolyn Smith wants to make a career change. Frustrated by the stifling bureaucracy, the deteriorating buildings and student behavior problems in the Newark public schools, she traveled yesterday to the Friends Select School in Center City from her northern New Jersey home for the region's first independent school job fair for minority teachers. "I'm finding out about private schools," said Smith, of Hillside, N.J., who was scouting for a job in early-childhood education. More than 300 men and women with differing educational backgrounds and a vast array of professional experiences attended the day-long "Job Fair for People of Color.
NEWS
October 10, 1990 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Students at independent schools watch far less television and do far more homework than their counterparts in public and Catholic schools, but all have one thing in common - they don't read much for fun. This fact about reading habits, contained in a recent federal study, surprised and depressed John C. Esty Jr., president of the National Association of Independent Schools. "It is part of the fact that the whole American society is going down the tube when it comes to reading," said Esty.
SPORTS
April 24, 2012
The Coaches vs. Cancer Underclass All-Star Games, featuring top non-senior basketball players from high schools in the five-county Philadelphia area, will be played Tuesday at the Fellowship House, 5th and Harry Streets, in Conshohocken. Catholic League will meet Independent Schools at 6:45 followed by Public League vs. Suburban Schools at 8:15. ALL-STAR ROSTERS GAME ONE, 6:45 CATHOLIC LEAGUE John Davis, Ja'Quan Newton and Hanif Sutton, Neumann-Goretti; Shep Garner, Roman; Yosef Yacob, Carroll; Joe LoStracco and Pat Smith, Wood; Steven Griffin and Joe Robinson, Judge; Stephen Vasturia, SJ Prep.
SPORTS
May 27, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Haverford School rode a late-season hot streak all the way to an Independent Schools baseball championship Sunday, beating Malvern Prep, 7-3, at Upper Perkiomen. After starting the season 9-9, Haverford School won 16 of its final 17 games. "It's very satisfying for the seniors to finish the way they did and win a championship," Haverford School manager Robert Castell said. In the final against the defending champion, Malvern Prep, Kevin McGowan doubled and knocked in a pair of runs.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Mark Gentilotti came up big for Malvern Prep against Perkiomen School in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association baseball final Saturday night. Gentilotti doubled twice and drove in two runs as Malvern Prep beat Perkiomen School, 7-2, at Upper Perkiomen in a rematch of last year's championship game. The Friars won, 5-0, last season. After Perkiomen School gained a 1-0 lead in the first, Gentilotti doubled and reached third on a sacrifice bunt in the second inning.
NEWS
March 2, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce a $500,000 grant Friday to help a new network of independent Catholic elementary schools in low-income neighborhoods. Aldo Cavalli, president of Independence Mission Schools, said the nonprofit would use the planning grant to help assemble a small central office staff to assist the 16 schools in raising money, handling tuition payments and helping families find financial aid. "They are start-up dollars to get the central administration office up and running, and to get all the initiatives in place," Cavalli said Thursday.
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NEWS
July 18, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Griffin knows what Margie Winters is going through. He experienced the shock of being fired from a Catholic-school teaching job for wanting to marry his longtime partner, even though administrators knew he was gay. The aftermath is familiar: The outpouring of support from parents and students. The Facebook page dripping with indignation at what is seen as the hypocrisy of the school and the church. And finally, in Griffin's case, the rebuilding of his career as a Spanish and French teacher, along with his life with his husband, Vincent Giannetto, an elementary school teacher.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Mark Gentilotti came up big for Malvern Prep against Perkiomen School in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association baseball final Saturday night. Gentilotti doubled twice and drove in two runs as Malvern Prep beat Perkiomen School, 7-2, at Upper Perkiomen in a rematch of last year's championship game. The Friars won, 5-0, last season. After Perkiomen School gained a 1-0 lead in the first, Gentilotti doubled and reached third on a sacrifice bunt in the second inning.
NEWS
March 4, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The swift kick that Gov. Wolf issued to former School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green's rear wasn't entirely unexpected after Green ignored the governor's plea that the SRC not approve any more charter schools. Nonetheless, it was disturbing to see Green demoted. Caught between the new governor wanting no new charters and powerful legislative leaders calling for an expansion of the independent schools, the SRC approved only five of 39 applications. That seemed like a reasonable compromise in that the small number suggested that only the best applications were approved.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
For most kids in the region, Tuesday's "snow day" was a perfect storm: A forecast bad enough to cancel classes, yet a dusting so mild that they could spend their unexpected holiday at the mall or the multiplex. But at Bryn Mawr's Baldwin School, it was an ideal day to stay inside the house and read the Chinese philosopher Confucius or sit at the computer coding new apps. In fact, they had no choice. That's because the Main Line girls' academy has replaced "snow days" with "cyber days" - alternative online learning on days when the local roads are deemed impassable but the Information Superhighway is wide open.
SPORTS
November 30, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
PLAYER OF THE YEAR / MIDFIELDER Evan Vare CENTRAL BUCKS EAST Not many players were more consistently dangerous or clutch than the Patriots junior was all season, as Vare ratcheted up his game to become one of the most dynamic offensive presences in all of District 1. He scored 28 goals and added six assists in 24 games for C.B. East, as the Patriots claimed the Suburban One League Continental Conference and District 1 Class AAA titles...
NEWS
September 17, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
The phone rang. Seated at the desk, the petite woman with salt-and-pepper curls took a deep breath and reached for the receiver, game for the challenge. "Hello, Central High School," she said brightly. "May I help you?" She furrowed her brow. "Can you repeat the name?" She followed her finger, poring over the directory of the school's staff and faculty. "Do you know what department he's in? Oh. OK. " Anxious now, she searched the list again, top to bottom, bottom to top, then apologized.
SPORTS
May 27, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Haverford School rode a late-season hot streak all the way to an Independent Schools baseball championship Sunday, beating Malvern Prep, 7-3, at Upper Perkiomen. After starting the season 9-9, Haverford School won 16 of its final 17 games. "It's very satisfying for the seniors to finish the way they did and win a championship," Haverford School manager Robert Castell said. In the final against the defending champion, Malvern Prep, Kevin McGowan doubled and knocked in a pair of runs.
SPORTS
May 24, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday, Nick Payesko hit a sacrifice fly to center field to lift Holy Ghost Prep over visiting Phoenixville, 3-2, in the District 1 Class AAA baseball semifinals. Jon Naylor, who started the rally with a walk, scored from third base. Jack Kalmes and Alec Dollard had singles to lead off the inning. Phoenixville tied the game in the top of the inning with an infield hit. The Phantoms' attempt to take the lead was thwarted when catcher Jack Seibert recovered a wild pitch and threw out the runner at home plate.
SPORTS
March 29, 2013 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
  Forward Megan Quinn, Episcopal Academy If one thing was obvious each time Quinn stepped on the basketball court this season, it was that the senior was determined to go out on top. And the 6-foot-2 Villanova recruit did just that, making program history along the way. In 26 games, Quinn averaged more than 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Churchwomen to 23 wins, their first Inter-Ac League title, and the Independent Schools state...
NEWS
March 2, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce a $500,000 grant Friday to help a new network of independent Catholic elementary schools in low-income neighborhoods. Aldo Cavalli, president of Independence Mission Schools, said the nonprofit would use the planning grant to help assemble a small central office staff to assist the 16 schools in raising money, handling tuition payments and helping families find financial aid. "They are start-up dollars to get the central administration office up and running, and to get all the initiatives in place," Cavalli said Thursday.
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