Student Life

Rooted in Student Success.

Every student has a Student Success coach who works with the student as an individual, to support their academic goals, and further their social-emotional development.

Clubs and Activities

From robotics and women in business to self defense and songwriting, Bryn Mawr Online offers a wide range of clubs and activities for our students. Clubs and activities typically meet in the afternoons and are determined by student interests. 

Student and Family Support

Upon enrolling, each student is assigned a Student Success Coach. Our Student Success coaches partner with students and parents to navigate the online academic learning experience, discuss academic goals, and monitor student progress. Upon enrolling, each student is assigned a Student Success Coach.

We offer several programs which support students beyond the classroom. Our academic support team works with students to enhance general study skills, planning and organizational strategies. Additionally, we offer a peer mentoring program for all subjects. Students from the Baltimore, Maryland  campus serve as peer mentors. There are also opportunities for Bryn Mawr Online students to serve as peer mentors for all students who attend Bryn Mawr.

We aim to develop learning communities across the United States, and eventually globally, that empower girls to become future leaders, and ready for the world they will encounter in the future. We view the learning communities as extensions of our Bryn Mawr School campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Where shared experiences, intellectual discussions, service opportunities, meetups will lead to a rich experience for students to learn from one another and emerge as our future leaders.  

The college admissions process is a partnership venture that brings students, parents, and college counselors together for the support and encouragement of each student. Throughout the process, the overriding goal of the college counseling office is to help students look within themselves for clues to what is important in the search for an appropriate post-high school experience. During their Sophomore year, every student is assigned a College Counselor to guide, advocate, and support students and families through the college admissions process. 

Group Travel Programs

Dates: 10 days (March 12-20);
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2022

Available to all students 9-12 in the tri-school community. One chaperone per every six students will be provided and a full time tour-guide.

Description: During Spring Break travel to Europe and be amazed by the wonders that Paris and Madrid offer.  Included are all flights, hotels, entrance to sights, 2 meals per day, round the clock tour guide and transportation and one chaperone for every six students at all times.
For more information visit ACIS.com. Find our trip and enter this information: Group Leader ID : 72242; Group Leader Last Name: keilhauer-murua
Dates: 5 days during spring break
Registration Deadline: October 15, 2022

Available to students grades 9-12 in the tri-school community. One chaperone will be provided for every ten students and a full-time tour guide.
 
Description: For five days go west and explore the natural wonders of some of our national parks. Although you will be outdoors , the amount of hiking is limited and available to all skill levels. 
For more information visit the Grand Classroom website

FAQs

The schedule for the upcoming academic year is determined after the enrollment process concludes. Typically, academic classes will be finished by 1 pm and the afternoon is reserved for activities such as advisory, office hours, community events, and much more.  Classes meet synchronously Monday thru Thursday. Friday is an asynchronous day that provides time for students to work on course material, meet with their teachers and students, etc. You can view a sample course schedule here.

Meet Mallory Pladus

English Teacher

Where do you live?
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

What do you like about teaching online?
I like the small school environment, the ambitious students BMOS attracts, and the
flexibility learning and teaching online affords students and faculty.

What do you like to do when you’re NOT in school?
Hike, travel, play frisbee, and spend time on the Jersey Shore.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan. My dad is half Japanese, and there is a rumor in our family that he and my aunt
relinquished property rights to a small portion of a mountain in Japan. I’d like to go see
that mountain.

Best way to spend a Saturday?
Reading outside.

What do you want students to remember about you?
I want them to remember that I did my best to make literature open up for them in
surprising, intriguing ways and that I cared about their ideas.

Personal catchphrase?
“Let’s reflect on this.”

Who inspires you?
Writers I love: James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson, Louise Erdrich, to name a few.

What activity/class have you enjoyed the most through BMOS (and why)?
The poet Sarah Ali visited our English 9 and 10 classes to discuss her poem about
animal roadkill. The students asked great questions, and she gave thoughtful answers.
We broached a topic that often feels too intractable to talk about.