Our Admission Staff

Rebekah Jackson
Director of Enrollment Management

Gina Canestraro
Assistant Director of Admission

Ann Stieff
Assistant Director of Admission

Anne Peabody
Administrative Assistant

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Admission FAQs

Fall Visiting Days | Student Shadow Days

Fall Visiting Days FAQs

  • What is a Fall Visiting Day?
    Bryn Mawr’s Fall Visiting Days are a great opportunity for you to see Bryn Mawr during a real school day and to meet and speak with the director of the academic division to which your daughter will apply. Visitors enjoy a campus tour, classroom visits, hearing from our students, and seeing firsthand the value and power of a girls' education. There is also a great opportunity to get your questions about applications and financial aid answered.
  • When are Fall Visiting Days?
    To see a list of all dates available and to register, please refer to our Visit Bryn Mawr page.
  • Who should attend Fall Visiting Days?
    Fall Visiting Days are for prospective parents and guardians. Prospective students to grades 6–12 are invited to attend the Middle and Upper School Fall Visiting Days with their parents or guardians. After receipt of an application, all applicants to grades 2-12 will have an opportunity to attend classes with a Bryn Mawr hostess on their "shadow day."
  • What if I can't make any of the dates listed?
    Not a problem! Call the Admission Office at 410-323-8800, ext. 1232 and we will arrange a visit for you on a more convenient day.
  • I'm interested in the Little School. Should I attend a Fall Visiting Day?
    The Little School has their own visiting days! Check the calendar on the Visit Bryn Mawr page for upcoming dates. You can register by calling the Little School directly at 410-323-8826. You can also schedule an individual tour.

Student Shadow Day FAQs

  • What is Student Shadow Day?
    If your daughter are applying to grades 2-12, she may spend a morning visiting classes with a Bryn Mawr hostess.
  • When should I schedule a Shadow Day?
    A student's Shadow Day will be scheduled upon receipt of her application and the application fee. For applicants to grades 6-12, the required student essay and student questionnaire may be submitted at a later date, prior to the application deadline.
  • Do students applying to Kindergarten, Pre-First or Grade 1 have a Shadow Day?
    While applicants to Kindergarten do not have a "shadow" visit, they will be invited to campus in late winter for a special event. Accepted students and their families will also be invited to attend a party in February when they will have the opportunity to spend time in the classroom, meet the teachers and other new girls, and see the Lower School campus. Accepted applicants to Pre-First and
    Grade 1 will be invited to attend the Accepted Students' Shadow Day in February--check the Dates and Deadlines page for this year's date.
  • What should I wear for my Shadow Day?
    A typical day at Bryn Mawr is active; you will move around campus, both indoors and out-of-doors. We suggest that you wear comfortable school clothing, sneakers or other comfortable shoes, and bring outerwear appropriate to the weather.
  • What time does a Shadow Day start?
    If you are shadowing in grades 2-5, you should plan to arrive at the Admission Office by 8:30 a.m. Students shadowing in grades 6-12 will be greeted at the Admission Cottage at 7:45 am; your parents can park right in front of the building. We will have a brief questionnaire for you to fill out and we will provide you with a schedule for the day. Your hostess will meet you in the Admission Cottage. Then you are off for the morning, attending classes with your hostess.
  • Do I need to prepare for my visit?
    Absolutely not. Just come and enjoy being a Bryn Mawrtian for a day.
  • Can I request a hostess?
    If you have a friend in your grade at Bryn Mawr, please let us know. We will do our best to accomodate your request. Sometimes visiting girls like to shadow with someone they already know, but others prefer to be paired with someone new. We keep your interests in mind, as well as the schedules of our students. If everything works out, we will assign your friend to be your escort. If not, you will be matched with another hostess. In either case, we think you will have a great morning.
  • Is it all right to participate in class?
    Absolutely! We can't tell you what the girls will be studying on a particular day, but if you feel comfortable participating in the discussion, please join the conversation. If you would rather sit quietly and listen, that's okay too. Do what feels good for you and we know you will have a fun morning. Our teachers and students are very excited that you have come to visit them at Bryn Mawr.
  • Do I have to take a test today?
    Not on your shadow day! However, girls applying to Grades 2-4 do take an entrance test. You can check the dates for this year on the Dates and Deadlines page.The registration form for this test is in the application packet. If this date is inconvenient, the test is given at other AIMS schools on different days. Please request that they send your scores to Bryn Mawr.If you are applying to 5th grade, you need to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). You can register for it online at Check the Dates and Deadlines page to see when we are offering it at Bryn Mawr.
  • What if I have more questions after my Shadow Day?
    Not a problem! If you have other things you want to discuss, or questions you forgot to ask while you were on campus, just give us a call at 410-323-8800. For the most part, Ms. Canestraro (ext. 1330) works with Middle School applicants and Ms. Jackson (ext. 1237) works with Upper School applicants, but anyone in the Admission Office would be happy to talk with you.

Transportation FAQs

  • Is there transportation available to The Bryn Mawr School?
    Even if you live far away, getting to Bryn Mawr doesn't have to be hard! Bryn Mawr partners with Kangaroo Coach, an independent transportation contractor, to provide motor coach service to and from school. With nearby morning pickup and evening drop off locations, Kanagroo Coach offers safe and convenient daily transportation options for families.The service currently provides transportation for Bryn Mawr students living in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties. For more information about routes, and fees, please visit the Kangaroo Coach website:




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