Malone Scholars Program
Schools Selected in 2011
The following schools were recipients of Malone Scholars Program endowments in 2011 and, therefore, offer Malone Scholarships annually:
300 Albemarle Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Porter-Gaud School is an independent, Episcopal, coeducational day school for grades 1-12 located on the banks of the Wappoo Creek in Charleston, South Carolina, a rapidly growing metropolitan area with a population of more than 700,000. With a rich history spanning back 144 years, Porter-Gaud has established itself as the premiere academic institution in South Carolina.
The school emphasizes traditional studies while integrating innovative technologies and expects its students to develop competence in English, mathematics, history, science, a foreign language, technology, athletics, and the fine arts. Students develop the discipline they will need to succeed in every aspect of their academic, personal, and professional lives. The students benefit from a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, giving each the attention they need to be successful in a rigorous academic environment.
In addition to academic excellence, we are dedicated to providing a sound athletic, artistic, and spiritual environment. Our robust athletic department enjoys tremendous success with more than 55 competing teams each year. Our fine arts department gives our students the opportunity to express themselves artistically in the studio and perform many of the most challenging productions on the stage. Weekly chapel nourishes the spiritual needs that are so crucial to the development of character.
Porter-Gaud seeks to attract a coeducational student body that is both academically qualified and socially diverse. Many of the Lowcountry's top scholars, artists, and student-athletes attend Porter-Gaud, and our programs are individualized to give each child the support needed to achieve high levels of success. Numerous Porter-Gaud students are recognized with national honors, including National Merit and Presidential Scholars. Each year, our graduates gain entrance to and excel at the finest colleges and universities around the world.
Porter-Gaud is a school where students grow beyond expectations in all the ways we value most. Rather than learning subjects, they master them. Rather than abiding by codes of honor and faith, they live them. Guided by an exceptional and caring faculty, and working in a vibrant campus environment, students discover the interests, talents and passions that will define their future.
The Prairie School
4050 Lighthouse Drive
Racine, WI 53402
Prairie School, located just south of Milwaukee in Racine, Wisconsin, educates students from age 3 through grade 12. Our goal is to develop humane, tolerant, creative, well-schooled, self-confident and environmentally aware leaders who will go forward to succeed in their university and graduate studies and lead their families, their professions, and their communities. This objective is embedded in all aspects of our Early School through 12th grade education.
Our college-preparatory program emphasizes participation, challenge and success. Prairie offers a full range of Advanced Placement courses in Upper School, with strong results. The School draws its teachers from a nationwide pool and they instill in our students a love of active, engaged learning, joining intellectual curiosity and rigor with artistic exploration and athletic success to form solid, well-rounded graduates. Our students enthusiastically participate in co-curricular activities such as Science Olympiad, Model United Nations, and the Model Organization of American States.
Prairie School guides its students with an emphasis on the "7 A's," developing Academic, Artistic, Athletic, Altruistic, Active, Accountable and Adaptable leaders. We offer full-participation, no-cut, inter-scholastic athletic teams in soccer, cross-country, basketball, tennis, baseball, golf, volleyball and track and field. Every child at Prairie is involved in the arts, and our fine, creative, and performing arts program is regionally renowned. The School's studio arts program is highly respected in the region, offering courses in drawing, painting, pottery, glass blowing and photography, to highlight a few.
Prairie School's campus is surrounded by 22 acres of meadowlands overlooking Lake Michigan. Our buildings, designed by Taliesin and Associates, are works of art that call forth the personal best in all children.
12701 Hinson Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
Founded in 1971, Pulaski Academy is Arkansas' only independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school, serving over 1,300 students from three-year-old through twelfth grade. Located on a wooded 32-acre campus nestled in the rolling hills of west Little Rock, PA is committed to academic excellence and intellectual growth balanced with opportunities for each student to develop ethically, physically, artistically, and socially in a vibrant educational environment.
PA's dedicated and talented faculty share a love of learning that inspires and motivates young minds. Innovative and proactive, they recognize that each student is on his or her unique path to learning. Small and intimate classrooms and individualized student attention help to create an open, nurturing environment, as well as a strong desire to learn and the ability to think creatively and analytically. Not only is classroom achievement a valued outcome, the school promotes the importance of moral character, integrity, leadership, and social responsibility at every grade level.
PA's Upper School offers a dynamic and rigorous college preparatory curriculum with extensive Advancement Placement and honors course options. Championship sport teams, visual and performing arts opportunities, hands-on community service experiences, and any number of clubs and organizations enable students to expand their horizons and develop their talents while, at the same time, preparing them to become thoughtful and responsible adults who are equipped to shape the future in a global society.
843 South Lincoln Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Rowland Hall is Utah's oldest independent coed college-preparatory day school. Since 1867, the mission of our founders' remains the same: to "inspire students to lead productive lives through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence."
Rowland Hall provides a distinguished education in an intimate learning environment made up of approximately 1,000 students, grade 2PreK through twelve. Skilled and dedicated teachers serve as role models who, by their continual quest for knowledge and personal growth, motivate students to pursue their own studies with passion.
Our graduates consistently matriculate to nationally renowned colleges and universities, many on merit-based scholarships. Historically, ten percent of our students each year are recognized through the National Merit Scholarship Awards Program.
Rowland Hall is accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the Utah Department of Education.
360 Spring Street
Portland, ME 04102-3652
Waynflete School's mission is "to engage the imagination and intellect of our students, to guide them toward self-governance and self-knowledge, and to encourage their responsible and caring participation in the world. Our aim is to provide a program that combines security with challenge, playful exploration with rigorous expectation, and range of experience with depth of inquiry."
Fostering love of learning and commitment to community, Waynflete's student-centered, rigorous, college preparatory curriculum encourages students to assume responsibility for, and be participants in, their own learning. Lower, Middle, and Upper school divisions enroll some 550 students in early childhood through twelfth grade. The School strives for a culturally, economically and geographically diverse student body. Students currently come from more than forty communities in southern Maine.
Waynflete's main campus is located on three acres in the residential west end of the city of Portland, ME. Nearby, the School also owns a 35-acre athletic and outdoor education facility at the head of the Fore River.
The Wheeler School
216 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
What happens when approximately 800 highly energetic students, ages 3-18, and 125 extraordinary full-time teachers are condensed into one city block in the heart of College Hill in Providence, Rhode Island? There's the palpable "buzz" of excitement and possibility, the creative friction, which defines The Wheeler School.
Noted for a powerful academic program, a rich array of co-curricular offerings, and an entrepreneurial spirit which created the gifted education program known as Aerie, and an award-winning 'school-within-a-school' for dyslexic students known as The Hamilton School, Wheeler students boast an almost embarrassing range and depth of accomplishment and achievement. At this school's core is something that cannot be measured by rarified college acceptance lists, athletic championships, or an innovative curriculum all of which are abundantly manifest. Rather, we strive to live by a value system we inherited from our founder — artist, feminist, intellectual educator and ethical example of tremendous potency: Mary C. Wheeler.
Founded in 1889, The Wheeler School is an independent day school for girls and boys from Nursery through Grade Twelve with both a city campus and a nearby 120-acre rural campus for athletics and education affectionately known as "The Farm." Central to the School's philosophy is the assumption that all of us, students and teachers alike, can and should contribute to and draw from the extraordinary energy and vitality which is characteristic of this community. Our school motto, The Spirit Giveth Life, reflects this aim.
Although preparation for college is a primary goal of the Upper School, our program in all divisions is intended to be both academically rigorous and developmentally appropriate. Most importantly, we believe that all those who participate in the Wheeler experience will recognize, celebrate and respect the four tenets of our School Mission: Individuality, Commonality, Opportunity and Awareness.
Wilmington Friends School
101 School Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Wilmington Friends, the oldest school in Delaware and the 11th oldest independent school in the country, is a Quaker, co-educational, day school serving students in preschool (age two) through twelfth grade. In the tradition of Quaker education, Friends is welcoming to families of all faith and ethical traditions. The school program has a focus on global thinking, engagement, and leadership.
Global education spans the all-school curricular scope and sequence at Wilmington Friends and culminates in distinctive and distinguished programs in the upper school—the International Baccalaureate (IB), School Year Abroad (SYA), and the American Field Service (AFS) student exchange. The school offers three modern languages—French, Mandarin, and Spanish—with cultural study and interdisciplinary components.
Students at Wilmington Friends learn how to engage complex questions intellectually, with multi-layered, open-minded, truly "global" thinking. They learn the academic and leadership skills to engage challenges in and outside of the classroom, with a sense of responsibility and confidence that they can act effectively. They learn how to listen and how to work with people of different points of view; and they learn that the faster the world changes, the more important their own foundation of values and ethics becomes.