Malone Scholars Program
Schools Selected in 2010
The following schools were recipients of Malone Scholars Program endowments in 2010 and, therefore, offer Malone Scholarships annually:
Isidore Newman School
1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Since its founding in New Orleans in 1903, Isidore Newman School has grown into one of the nation's finest college preparatory institutions. Financier and philanthropist Isidore Newman established the School to educate children from the nearby Jewish Orphans' Home and those living in the adjacent neighborhood. Now serving more than 900 students from pre-Kindergarten to twelfth grade, Newman is revered and respected locally, and it has a national reputation for excellence. Our 11-acre campus in Uptown New Orleans comprises 15 buildings interspersed with playgrounds, green spaces, a turfed athletic field, two gymnasiums, two libraries, a performing arts theatre and an art gallery.
In keeping with its founding principles, Newman remains committed to providing an exceptional education to the city's best and brightest students, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. The school philosophy stresses the value of the individual, and the school is clearly committed to the intellectual, physical and emotional development of each child.
With a passionate, experienced faculty and a rich and challenging curriculum, Newman provides the ideal environment for students to achieve their full potential. Students are encouraged to work hard, to dream big, and to see academic success as an exciting and worthwhile pursuit. Nearly one-fourth of Newman students have received National Merit recognition in the past five years, and Newman counts three Rhodes scholars among its alumni.
Academics at Newman provide the foundation needed for success in college and in later life. We value inquiry and curiosity in the service of life-long learning. Our academic program is challenging, sequential, and thoughtfully articulated; the curriculum offers a balance between student choice and core expectations and requirements of all students, with robust opportunities for academic advancement and age-appropriate developmental activities. There are a full range of choices and rewarding challenges, including 18 Advanced Placement courses, honors courses and independent study.
A wide variety of extracurricular activities are offered to students to enrich their educational experiences. Plays are performed, award winning literary magazines are produced, debates are held, more than 75 state athletics championships have been earned, and 35 clubs addressing the interests of the student body exist at the School.
Manlius Pebble Hill School
5300 Jamesville Road
DeWitt, NY 13214
Manlius Pebble Hill School is located on a 26-acre campus in DeWitt, an eastern suburb of Syracuse, New York. With roots stretching back 140 years, MPH is Central New York's oldest educational institution and the area's only Pre-K – Grade 12 independent school. Its 580 students are served by an administration and faculty philosophically committed to and guided daily by its mission:
"Manlius Pebble Hill School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence in a diverse setting. Our Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 curriculum challenges students to become inquisitive and independent learners. We provide opportunities for intellectual and creative exploration within a caring and trusting environment. Manlius Pebble Hill fosters self-confidence, respect, integrity, and strength of character in our students to help them become responsible citizens in the local and global community."
The educational environment at MPH is characterized by an exceptional faculty, small classes, hands-on experiential learning, and extraordinary opportunities in independent study, the arts, athletics, extracurricular organizations, and community service. The curriculum is demanding and stimulating, and teachers have the flexibility to adapt their curriculum in response to students' desires to explore certain material more deeply.
MPH considers education not the mere accumulation of information, but the process of developing the ability to think critically and to assess the ethical implications of decisions; it is developing the self-confidence to take risks and accept challenges; it is discovering one's abilities, talents and passions; it is about self-realization and growing to understand one's responsibilities to others. With attention to all aspects of education, MPH is intent upon graduating students who flourish as productive and contributing members of society.
4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Founded in 1911, Columbus Academy is one of the Midwest's premier schools, serving over 1,000 students in grades PreK-12 from all over Central Ohio. The independent, coeducational institution – located on 231 wooded acres just eight miles northeast of the state capital – is a college preparatory school dedicated to the highest standards of intellectual, social, moral, aesthetic and physical development.
The ability to think critically and creatively fosters success in life. To this end, Columbus Academy has established a tradition of academic challenge and personal support. The tradition begins with a comprehensive curriculum taught by highly qualified faculty in a supportive environment. From formative preschool activities to rigorous college preparatory courses, students at Columbus Academy receive the individualized attention that allows them to thrive both in school and in life. By the time they graduate, well over a quarter of Academy students – based on the yearly average over the past several decades – earn recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, placing them in the top three percent nationally.
Originally an all-boys school situated on four acres along Alum Creek in Columbus, the Academy moved to its current expanse in the suburb of Gahanna in the late 1960s and became coeducational in the early '90s. Part of Columbus Academy's strong tradition is being years ahead of educational trends. It was the first school in Central Ohio to offer all-day kindergarten, elementary foreign language instruction in Spanish, an Asian studies curriculum – including a long-standing relationship and exchange program with the school system in Hefei, China – and is one of only a very few high schools with an advanced computer programming class.
Academy students view themselves as part of a greater community through which they can develop a sense of social responsibility, self-discipline and morality. In addition to active participation in community service projects, CA students perform and are honored at the highest levels in music and the arts, and three-quarters of them also participate on school athletic teams, which have won over 60 state championships in at least a dozen sports. With close to 3,000 alumni who remain loyal to their alma mater, Columbus Academy is well positioned to continue excelling into its second century.