Malone Scholars Program
Schools Selected in 2006
The following schools were recipients of Malone Scholars Program endowments in 2006 and, therefore, offer Malone Scholarships annually:
9500 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Casady School is an Episcopal, college preparatory day school enrolling boys and girls in grades PreK – 12. The School was established in 1947 by the Right Reverend Thomas Casady, then Episcopal Bishop of Oklahoma, and by members of the laity. Their desire was to establish an inclusive, family-oriented, co-educational institution to serve the educational needs of the growing city. Today, Casady's campus consists of approximately 80 acres and includes 28 buildings, athletic fields and a centerpiece six-acre lake. The School has more than 3,000 graduates.
Since its founding, the focus of the School has been on the full development of the mind, body and spirit of each student. The Chapel of St. Edward the Confessor is an important part of a Casady education. The arts, too, have flourished over the years, from community-wide productions in the “Little Theatre,” to award-winning individual and group performances in instrumental and vocal music and in the visual arts. The emphasis on the whole child includes physical fitness, too. Casady is a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference, and since 1956, the School has won 146 SPC championships in sports from tennis to golf, field hockey to football, and many more.
Casady's Upper Division is known for its premier college-preparatory curriculum and placement program. All academic courses in the Upper Division are challenging and will prepare students well for college or university. The School offers 17 AP courses, but some of the most difficult courses, such as Differential Equations and Logic, do not carry an AP designation. Students are given the flexibility to shape curriculum that develops their interests and talents, while at the same time fulfilling the requirements for graduation. An important part of these requirements is that students complete 45 hours in the Service Learning Program.
Students at Casady have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of enriching activities. It is not unusual to find a varsity football player cast as the lead in a theatrical production or the winner of the Phi Beta Kappa award running down the field wielding a hockey stick. Faculty members devote unending hours serving as mentors and working to bring out the best in their students whether it be scholastically, physically, spiritually, or in the extra-curricular arena. Casady is a caring community where its students are the most important commodities!
Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
Founded in 1970, Charlotte Latin School is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, college-preparatory day school serving 1,370 students in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve. The Upper School serves 475 students.
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, on a wooded 122-acre campus, Latin's mission is to encourage individual development and civility in our students by inspiring them to learn, by encouraging them to serve others, and by offering them many growth-promoting opportunities. The developmental needs of the maturing child are realized by the implementation of an innovative pedagogy, which is taught in a traditional environment. Instruction stresses academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong love of learning.
Latin's faculty members value each child, thereby creating the strong foundation and safe atmosphere needed to challenge yet nurture children. The School's balanced curriculum, which includes a comprehensive athletic program and a significant commitment to the arts, encourages our students to explore and develop their interests and talents. A vibrant international exchange and sister school program prepares our students for global citizenship, while a student-led community service program supports our students' commitment to serve others in the local community.
The life of our school is guided by a strong honor code, which is embraced in letter and spirit by the members of our School community. Above all, Latin is a school where families of diverse backgrounds, races, religions, and nationalities share the values of honor, integrity, and mutual respect, as well as an enduring dedication to their children's educational journey and moral development.
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80235
Colorado Academy strives for academic excellence and the highest standards of achievement as expressed by the ideals of the liberal arts tradition and the education of the whole child. We believe excellence finds its best representation within a school community where education is enhanced by nurturing support, service to shared values, and the balanced growth of self and others.
Colorado Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory country day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 located on a 95-acre campus in southwest Denver. Separate buildings house Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Divisions share art and music facilities, a theater, a campus center, and an athletic center. The entire school community of approximately 875 students and 96 faculty gather weekly for assembly.
The heart of the school is its faculty, a group of caring and dedicated professionals who are knowledgeable about their subjects, children, and the process of learning. Our class sizes average 16, with no class over 20, thus allowing a teacher to work with individuals – to support and challenge each child. Over 75% of our teachers hold, or are at work on, Master's or advanced degrees. Faculty also advise, coach, sponsor student activities, and chair committees.
Our student body is recruited selectively, and our financial aid program advances the goal of a heterogeneous student population. We are noted for our rigorous, college preparatory curriculum with a rich selection of elective offerings in the Upper School, including 17 Advanced Placement courses in the humanities, mathematics, and sciences. Our emphasis upon the arts and athletics is a key element of our program, and an active commitment to community service is an ongoing feature of school life.
Kent Denver School
4000 East Quincy Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113-4916
Kent Denver School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school with 655 students in grades 6 through 12. Located on 200 acres of open space just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Kent Denver offers a rigorous academic curriculum complemented by competitive athletics, creative performing and visual arts, and a wide range of nationally recognized extracurricular activities. The educational environment teaches students to think and solve problems, to write and speak effectively, to work cooperatively, and to gain a broad view of the world. Kent Denver School is governed by a board of trustees as a nonprofit institution without religious affiliation.
“Excellence in scholarship and character," the vision statement of Kent Denver, best describes its educational philosophy. A challenging academic program is at the heart of the school. Kent Denver strives to strike a balance between teaching fundamental literacies and encouraging students to pursue their individual interests, talents, and abilities; between teaching skills and teaching material; between instilling habits of rigor and discipline, and inspiring whimsy and creativity.
Kent Denver is a private school that is committed to serving the public good. Collectively, students at Kent Denver perform more than 15,000 hours of community service each year. In addition, the school hosts Summerbridge at Kent Denver, whose mission is to increase educational opportunities for underserved, motivated middle school students in targeted Denver Public Schools and to train high school and college-age students to enter careers in education.
Kent Denver was created through the merger of The Kent School for Girls, founded in 1922, and Denver Country Day School for boys, founded in 1953. What emerged in the mid-1970s was a new school that embraced the best of its predecessors as it forged a new and unique identity. The foundation of a Kent Denver education quality teaching, high expectations, and character development remains the same. Our goal is to help each student value intellectual curiosity, learning, and collaboration as integral to a healthy, productive life. Through rigorous academics, athletics, extracurricular offerings, and a consistent focus on character development, Kent Denver School fully prepares its students for the opportunities and challenges that lie beyond its campus.
Talented, motivated students at Kent Denver are challenged to pursue advanced studies in academic and creative expression. Special one-on-one learning opportunities with faculty members, performances, study with professionals outside the school, independent study, and other activities enhance and expand individual learning and development. The outcomes of this focus are demonstrated in the number and range of awards earned by our students, in addition to their exemplary performance on national examinations. Kent Denver students thrive in the most competitive colleges and universities throughout the nation.