Malone Scholars Program
Schools Selected in 2012
The following schools were recipients of Malone Scholars Program endowments in 2012 and, therefore, offer Malone Scholarships annually:
The Derryfield School
2108 River Road
Manchester, NH 03104
The Derryfield School was founded by 39 local families in 1964 to provide a robust college preparatory experience while enabling students to grow up at home. The Derryfield School strives to deliver its mission to inspire bright, motivated young people to be their best and provides them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community. Derryfield's reputation of academic excellence has attracted a regional student body of approximately 375 students from nearly fifty communities within a fifty-mile radius in grades six through twelve. The School is nestled on 84 bucolic acres within the city of Manchester, NH.
In addition to Derryfield's focus on academics, the School boasts a thriving arts program with a popular summer repertory theatre and a state-of-the-art turf field that serves as home to several state championship teams. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (“NEASC”) has commended the School's academic program for providing students with individual pathways and flexibility of curricular paths that enable every student to achieve success. The NEASC report observed, "One of the true strengths of the School is the way faculty and staff support, cultivate, challenge, and develop every student. Students are known and loved here and are celebrated for their unique gifts and talents."
Each student is encouraged to participate in a significant community service experience and international opportunity. Often these two tenets go hand in hand. Before they graduate, approximately one-quarter of Derryfield students participate as teachers, tutors, and mentors in the Breakthrough program, hosted by The Derryfield School. Breakthrough Manchester is a tuition-free academic program whose mission is to help promising students from Manchester public schools - particularly those with limited opportunities - build skills and confidence to succeed academically and support them on the path to college.
Recognizing that academic achievement without compassion and concern for others is meaningless, students, faculty, and parents embrace the following core values: Aim High, Balance, Character, Community, Families, and Individuality.
Journeys School of Teton Science Schools
700 Coyote Canyon Road
Jackson, WY 83001
Journeys School of Teton Science Schools is a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade independent day school in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Journeys School engages college-bound students with an innovative and challenging curriculum that cultivates lifelong learning and empowers students to Learn, Think and Act. Our program is grounded in Academic Excellence, Extraordinary Relationships, Place-Based Education and Global Citizenship. Our students accept academic challenges and ask hard questions in a balanced, open-minded and reflective manner.
Founded in 2001 as the first non-parochial independent school in the state of Wyoming, Journeys School is one of six programs of Teton Science Schools that help to achieve the Schools' mission of connecting people, nature, place and education. In addition to Journeys School, Teton Science Schools operate a residential Field Education Program, a Graduate Program, the Teacher Learning Center, the Conservation Research Center and Wildlife Expeditions.
The Journeys School campus is located on nearly 900 acres of conservation easement land in a small canyon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The campus, constructed in 2005, features high-performance green buildings that are integrated into the landscape while allowing for learning to take place both inside and outside of the traditional classroom.
As a small school, Journeys School is able to offer individual attention, permitting individualized educational programs. Independent study, capstone programs, accelerated learning, enrichment opportunities and challenging academics allow gifted students perfect opportunities for learning. We seek students who are ready for this challenge. Our graduates have enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation and the world. Journeys School was accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS) in 2006 and authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for grades 11 and 12 in 2010.
The Linsly School
60 Knox Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
The Linsly School offers a traditional college preparatory program where academic excellence and character development are emphasized in every facet of student life. Established in 1814 by Noah Linsly under the motto, “Forward and No Retreat,” the school emphasizes that hard work, perseverance, and commitment lead to success. At the time of its founding, Linsly followed a Lancastrian educational model in a small two-story schoolhouse. Today Linsly occupies approximately 50 acres near the historic National Road in Wheeling, West Virginia. The school enrolls 440 students in grades 5-12. While the majority of Linsly students reside in the greater Wheeling area, nearly 100 boarding students come from more than 18 states and 17 nations.
Since its founding and through all of its incarnations, Linsly has emphasized individual attention as the primary means of developing each student's intellect and character. The school's “No Quit” policy requires students to finish all undertakings they begin. Guided by an expectation of personal responsibility and resilience, Linsly students build their own talents and extend the school's tradition of excellence.
Linsly provides a structured, traditional curriculum through which students develop the intellectual foundations essential for lifelong success. Lower School (grades 5-8) students study multiple languages, experience inquiry-based science instruction, pursue ability-grouped mathematics, and discover connections among the world's cultures. Additionally, all Lower School students study theater, speech, and dance.
Building upon the Lower School program, Upper School (9-12) students develop the habits of mind required for college success. Through a blend of disciplined learning in core subjects and the creative pursuit of individual interests, students in the Upper School think, write, and reason with informed clarity and purpose.
Linsly encourages students to develop their physical skills and realize individual interests through a well-managed program of athletic, artistic, and extracurricular activities. By modeling Linsly's core values, Linsly faculty members serve as role models and mentors. Comprehensive and character based, the Linsly experience prepares people to earn their success in life through principled determination.
Mounds Park Academy
2051 Larpenteur Ave. E.
Saint Paul, MN 55109
Mounds Park Academy is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational, college preparatory day school situated on a 32-acre campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. MPA was founded in 1982 by Bob Kreischer and Sandy Kreischer Smith after years of research, hard work, and a commitment to providing a college preparatory curriculum focused on educating the whole child and offering experiential learning led by exceptional faculty.
Serving students from throughout the Twin Cities metro area in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade in one building, this unique setting fosters role modeling, cross-grade collaboration, character development, mentoring, and many other opportunities for shared growth and learning. Students move equally between the theater, art studio, science lab, debate team and athletic fields, guided equally by their interest and a sense of intellectual risk-taking fostered by their teachers and mentors.
Whether in science, social studies, or another discipline, the experiential, hands-on learning approach cultivates conceptual thinking around complex real-life issues. The wide breadth and depth of the curriculum develops students who are confident, articulate, and who think independently. MPA students are involved and engaged in their own education in an atmosphere of open discourse and academic rigor.
The heart of the MPA experience is in the classroom exchanges between teacher and student and from student to student. Each teacher is dedicated to providing students with an educational experience that fosters social, physical, and moral growth. Our alumni demonstrate the outcome of these dedicated teachers and the MPA mission to "teach students to think independently, communicate effectively and act with respect and integrity in a diverse community that models intellectual ambition, global responsibility and the joy of learning" as they work to become leaders in their colleges, graduate schools, professions and communities.
1585 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
Founded in 1728, Norfolk Academy is Virginia's first school and the 8th oldest school in the nation. Independent, non-sectarian, and coeducational, Norfolk Academy enrolls approximately 1200 students in grades 1-12 and is located on a 70-acre campus in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. For generations, the school has prepared young men and women not only for the most selective colleges and universities in the country but also for lives of learning, leadership, consequence, and service. An honor code is central to the school's philosophy, as are traditions such as a public speaking program, seated lunches with students and faculty, open lockers, and chapel. The dedication and talents of our teachers enable them to assume responsibilities outside the classroom in guidance, athletics, and activities. The school not only supports a rigorous and high quality academic program (nearly a third of students receive recognition from the National Merit program), but is also a regional leader in athletics with 80 different interscholastic teams, as well as the arts with lead partnerships with the Virginia Arts Festival, Virginia Symphony, and the Chrysler Museum.
Norfolk Academy is committed to a public mission and outreach. Our Center for Civic and Global Leadership involves students in programs designed to help improve quality of life in the Hampton Roads region. Born of a $250,000 leadership grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, the Chesapeake Bay Fellows program works in close partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to help students understand and tackle tough issues related to the restoration and conservation of a healthy bay. The Global Health Fellows program partners with Eastern Virginia Medical School and Physicians for Peace, engages in outreach in Haiti, and has also earned endorsement from international humanitarian, Paul Farmer. The International Relations Fellows program strives to develop a new generation of international leaders and seeks to instill in its participants the desire and skills necessary to make the world a more peaceful and just place. A special partnership with the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia helps build leadership qualities in students.
The school has a significant array of international programs, the longest standing of which has operated since 1973 in Loningen, Germany. Formal school partnerships with student and faculty exchange programs are in place with Copernicus Gymnasium in Loningen, Germany; St. Dominique in Paris, France; Holy Trinity School in Mar del Plata, Argentina; and Beijing No. 101 in China. Norfolk Academy is a member of the World's Leading School Association (WLSA), joining Eton, Exeter, Winchester, Groton, Harvard-Westlake and a group of the best schools in China to form this important international partnership.
We are committed to the enrollment of boys and girls who show promise of intellectual curiosity, and who come from families of varied social, economic, religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds. We strive to encourage students, faculty and families to work together to assist students in in challenging themselves to reach their true potential in a world of accelerating change.
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School of Baltimore is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school with students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.
The school's core values have always been an unshakeable belief in children's capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities.
Small classes and close faculty-student relationships are integral to the success of Park's approach. Our academic program is ambitious, focused on nurturing each child's capacity for intellectual inquiry, analysis, problem solving, and independent thought, as well as skill mastery. Debate and discussion, writing and reading, questioning and experimenting are basic modes of learning. The emphasis for younger students is on experiential learning and significant individualized instruction within an integrated curriculum. At upper grade levels, students pursue required courses and a broad range of electives, with advanced courses in all disciplines, independent study options, and a special Senior Term program. Student- and faculty-initiated co-curricular activities provide important opportunities for growth, leadership, civic engagement, and creative pursuits of all sorts.
Park's campus, with 100 wooded acres, pond, and thriving tributary, offers learning opportunities and inspiration in all academic disciplines — many of them taught collaboratively. Park is a place where children learn to think; and it is a great testament to the school that in alumni surveys, graduates report that they are extraordinarily well prepared for college. They consistently comment on the passion for learning and self-confidence inspired by their teachers and by Park's emphasis on analytical, independent thinking in all disciplines.
Coinciding with our 2012 centennial year, Park's selection as a Malone school wonderfully celebrated our school's long-standing commitment to academic excellence while inaugurating the transformative Malone Scholars program for generations to come.
Riverstone International School
5521 Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, ID 83716
Riverstone International School is a unique independent school for preschool through grade 12 students, located in Idaho's capital city of Boise. Established in 1997, the school was founded in order to offer local students the benefits of a quality independent education. Situated on 14 acres, our campus is nestled between the Boise River and the Greenbelt in southeast Boise. Our single campus for all grades encourages interactions between students, staff, and parents, and strengthens our sense of community, which is a hallmark of our school.
Riverstone International School is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the full continuum of the International Baccalaureate programs. Our students experience a well-rounded education based on our five pillars of Academic Excellence, International Understanding, Community and Service, Leadership by Example, and Outdoor Education.
Riverstone graduates are accepted into the finest colleges and universities worldwide. We actively seek diversity, both locally and internationally, and are proud to have students and staff representing more than 25 countries included in our school community. Our students have been recognized nationally for their community service and leadership. Through outdoor trips in the mountains, rivers, valleys, and deserts of Idaho, our students develop self-confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, and an environmental ethic. Students and staff work alongside each other in all aspects of school life, which ensures that students are known and nurtured in order to reach their full potential.
The mission of Riverstone International School is best demonstrated through its students and their values:
Riverstone students are independent lifelong learners who take the most challenging courses that prepare them for entrance to the best universities around the world. They are passionate and caring about their community and the environment, thinking globally and acting locally. They are confident communicators and active listeners. They are empathetic, inquisitive, creative, respectful, principled and balanced individuals. Riverstone students are leaders by example; they are our hope for a better future.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
1712 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
St. Paul Academy and Summit School is an independent, nondenominational, coeducational, college-preparatory school serving students in grades K-12. The school's two campuses—divided between the Lower School (K-5) and the Middle and Upper Schools (6-12)—are located a mile apart in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood in the heart of St. Paul, Minnesota.
SPA's history of exceptional academic achievement and college preparation dates back more than a century and draws from the rich histories of its two founding institutions: St. Paul Academy, established in 1900 for boys; and the Summit School, founded in 1917 for girls. In the four decades since the 1969 merger of the two schools, SPA has retained those original shared strengths: academic rigor, small classes, outstanding faculty, a myriad of co-curricular opportunities, and exceptional college preparation while enjoying a national reputation for both the academic achievement and co-curricular successes of its students.
At the heart of the SPA experience is the authentic love of learning and sense of responsibility that infuses each child's experience in the classroom, on the athletic field, and on the stage. At SPA, there is no “back of the classroom”: every student's voice is essential, and each student is an active participant in his or her own learning. We call this “the accountable classroom,” and this responsible and responsive scholarship is what characterizes an SPA education. In every division, students learn to think forcefully and listen carefully. They learn to think like scholars and act with compassion. They approach problems creatively and confidently, and they recognize that personal achievement and collective responsibility are linked.
This approach produces graduates who possess the ability to think critically, taken ownership of their ideas, and offer and receive critique with grace and maturity. When our young alumni/ae leave SPA, they are thoroughly prepared to excel and lead at the nation's most demanding colleges and universities.
Santa Fe Preparatory School
1101 Camino de la Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Santa Fe Preparatory School was established in 1961 by community leaders whose goal was to create a college preparatory school with a liberal arts curriculum where young people would be individually challenged and engaged. The school opened in 1963 with sixty-three students and now serves approximately 325 in grades 7-12. Prep's 33-acre campus is set in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains on Santa Fe's historic East side.
Our Statement of Purpose reads “Through the many dialogues that unfold on campus each day, our students exercise their minds in active inquiry. The discourse of Santa Fe Prep promotes the joy of discovery, the power of critical thinking and reflection, and the thrill of creativity. Our commitment to collaborative learning fosters an inclusive school environment grounded in trust, where students honor and respect each other and themselves.”
With a teacher-student ratio of 1:9, students benefit greatly from individualized instruction; they graduate as self-confident, socially conscious thinkers who are active and engaged citizens. Our highly qualified faculty model respect for scholarship and inspire love of learning. Through a curriculum that emphasizes discussion and critical thinking using the Harkness model, students acquire an understanding of literature, history, mathematics, science, diverse cultures, and humanity's place in the environment. The school offers further opportunities for growth through the arts, athletics, travel and an award-winning community service program (TAP, the Teen Action Program).
Our graduates have a standard of college admissions and college success unparalleled in our area and thrive in the most competitive colleges and universities in the country.
480 Olinda Road
Makawao, HI 96768
Seabury Hall is a co-educational, college preparatory day school, which is located on the slopes of Haleakala, on the island of Maui. Founded in 1964, Seabury Hall was initially a five-acre boarding school for 51 girls. Today the school serves 440 day students in grades 6-12 on seventy acres of rolling hills. The school has rebuilt and augmented its infrastructure with state-of-the-art facilities that serve its diverse student body which reflects Maui's rich cultural melting pot.
Seabury Hall upholds the tradition of excellence in academics, arts, athletics, community service and extra-curricular involvement. The dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism of our faculty create a dynamic learning environment in which students are empowered to challenge themselves. As they explore new educational horizons, the students have the opportunity to discover and pursue their passions. This nurturing atmosphere instills in Seabury Hall graduates the confidence to move into arenas of higher education with the skills necessary to thrive and excel.
The school's optimal size is small enough that each student is uniquely valued and recognized, yet large enough to offer a breadth of exceptional academic, athletic and artistic programs. The strength of Seabury Hall's history is matched by the school's commitment to fostering growth and achievement in each student and within its larger community which is reflected in the school's mission statement: “Seabury Hall is an independent school affiliated with the Episcopal Church, designed to prepare students for successful college and university work; move students to develop mind, body, and soul; cause students to realize their responsibility to community.”
201 Water Street
Severna Park, MD 21146
Severn School is an independent, coeducational, nonprofit, college preparatory day school serving a diverse student population of approximately 600 students in grades six through twelve. The entrance and graduation requirements, the curriculum and programs, the selection of faculty and staff, and the financial operations are based upon the school's stated philosophy and mission. The Severn School community of students, parents, trustees, alumni and friends supports these purposes.
Severn School believes in educating the whole person in a student-centered, supportive educational community that values the dignity, self worth, and potential of each individual.
Severn School challenges its students to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship, to marshal the courage to lead, and to develop the lasting desire to serve and achieve. We believe this is best realized in a community where adults model these qualities and where each student is known and valued.
Located six miles from Annapolis, Maryland, Severn School was founded in 1914 to provide academic preparation for young men interested in applying to the United States Naval Academy. Today Severn strives to meet the needs of college-bound students of both genders while challenging them to realize personal excellence. Students are provided varied opportunities to demonstrate scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship both in and out of the classroom.
At Severn, students follow the lead of capable, qualified, and highly engaged teachers, coaches and mentors who practice what they teach. They offer relevant learning by integrating intellectual ideals with the real life challenges of what lies ahead, and they meet every challenge with vigor and imagination. Severn's ultimate goal for its student is a life fully realized - one in which the student continues to seek new growth, insight and achievement for a lifetime.
Our students strike out on a range of critical, meaningful, creative, and relevant paths—not because they must, but because their curiosity and budding intellects compel them. To see our young scholars in action, look no further than the Severn Fellows Program, in which seniors elect to undertake a year-long, in-depth study of a subject of their choosing. Despite receiving no academic credit, students jump at the opportunity and present remarkable, innovative projects to our community every year.
Severn students are encouraged to follow their curiosity. From the Italian exchange program to Model UN, Ancient Civilizations to Advanced Robotics, Severn offerings are classical but diverse. Severn School's leadership program offers leadership labs, unsung leader awards, opportunities to run for student government, and other explicit opportunities to develop the tools, skills, and ideas essential to strong leadership. Students are encouraged to speak up, take part in decision-making processes, and become an active participant in their own learning.
Severn School students are a happy few who take the lessons they have learned—in character, conduct, and scholarship—and enter their college years and adult lives empowered as leaders, advocates and, above all, citizens with a broad perspective and a sense of purpose.