Students back in classes at St. Timothy's 70% are boarders at private girls school

Blizzard Of 1996

January 11, 1996|By Mary Maushard | Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF

St. Timothy's School in Stevenson was undoubtedly one of the few schools in Maryland holding classes yesterday.

With boarders making up more than 70 percent of its enrollment, the small, all-girls private school reopened yesterday after being closed Monday and Tuesday.

About one-third of its 27 commuting students were present, said Kath Carpenter, the school's director of public relations. St. Timothy's has 91 students in grades nine to 12.

On snow days, students went sledding, attended scheduled basketball and soccer practices, helped with shoveling on campus, enjoyed the beauty of the snowfall on the grounds set back from Greenspring Avenue and did homework, following the syllabus for each of their classes, Ms. Carpenter said.

"They are really in good spirits," partly because the school's head cook, Louise Bailey, stayed at the school Sunday and Monday nights to ensure that there were regular meals.

Some members of the school's staff and faculty live on campus, but all of the employees who live off-campus also came to work yesterday.

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